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Man arrested for abusing common-law wife’s daughter

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of abusing the daughter of his common-law wife.

According to police, Shuya Sasajima grabbed the junior high school girl by the hair and dragged her along until she fell down and suffered a facial injury at their apartment in Adachi Ward on Oct 21, Fuji TV reported.

The next day, a teacher at the girl’s school noticed a bruise on her face and asked what happened. The girl said she didn’t want to return home. The teacher then notified police.

Police said Sasajima, who has no fixed occupation, has denied the charge. He moved in with his common-law wife and her daughter about two years ago.

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He has no job and he's beating teenage girls........Why is this worthless piece of trash still walking freely?

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am i missing the meaning of common-law here? because don't you have to be living together for a certain number of years before you are considered common-law? in the article it states he moved in with his "common-law wife."

i'm hoping it was just physical violence and not sexual violence, too. this guy has loser written all over him.

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well from the info they give in that article it does sound like he overdid it BUT depening on what happened its not that unusual for a Parent to hit a child after the Child did something bad oO?

Withouth proper informations this is nothing someone can "decide" from afar.

My father hit me a few times as well when I was little and most of the times because I did something wrong like running over the street even though the Trafic light was red ... he was super shocked and scared that something could have happened to me that he slapped me and not very genlte ... or one time when I ran away because I was angry.

"draging her along" doesn't sound resonable but as noone can verify what exactly happened ... and "If" this is the first and only bruise she ever got within those 2 years I doubt that he is a ruthless barbaric child abuser oO

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He has no job and he's beating teenage girls........Why is this worthless piece of trash still walking freely?

good question

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@Youkai I've got several offspring yes they have tested my patience on a number of times and still do but never have I ever felt that I need to raise my hand towards them. Hitting a child there is no excuse whatsoever. Good on the girl for telling her teacher and good on the teacher for telling the law this tough guy is where he belongs now...So Youkai just curious would you find it acceptable to hit your children if you have them because your Father hit you?

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@Youkai

When is the best time to stop hitting children?

When they can HIT BACK? Coward. Disgusting.

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they guy has denied it ... innocent until proven guilty.

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If true not good for sure, but this is likely the last we will hear of the story

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There is more to this story and this story only reports what he did. This report leaves the readers with the question of WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? Regardless grabbing her by the hair is not the way to discipline but what is her story? He is not the father of the daughter could there be more, because she said she didn’t want to return home. The teacher then notified police. SO the question is WHY is she being abused. I could think of a number of things WHY could it be sexual, or a discipline problem or frustration because he has no job?

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He needs a serious beat down.

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Police: Sir, did you abuse your wife’s daughter?

Alleged perp: Come on man! ( com’n)

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He is not the father of the daughter could there be more

Not biologically. We don't know if he was the father to the child though. Fatherhood is only triggered through a biological process, it's raising the child that makes a father.

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@Youkai

There’s one in every comment section. The “My parents beat me when I was little and I came out okay, so that must mean beating children is okay” type. He grabbed her by the hair, dragged her around, and she hit her face so hard she had a noticeable bruise. This isn’t discipline, this is abuse. If you have to hit your child to get them to listen to you, you’ve really hit the bottom of the parenting barrel. Same goes for this a**. He’s an almost-40 dead-ender who takes out his impotent aggression on someone weaker than him.

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This report leaves the readers with the question of WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

It happened because this guy’s an abusive toad. Why he beat his poor daughter isn’t relevant. Well, it isn’t relevant unless you’re fishing for a reason to excuse his behavior, in which case, you might want to do some navel-gazing.

I could think of a number of things WHY could it be sexual, or a discipline problem or frustration because he has no job?

Again, you’re fishing for reasons why this girl deserved what happened to her. I lost my job back in April because of Covid and was unemployed for months. You know what I didn’t do? Grab a loved one by the hair and slam her around to sate my impotent rage. There is no excusing what he did. None.

It’s frankly disgusting how much “Both-sides-ism” there is in this comment section.

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...not unusual for a Parent ot hit a child after the Child di something bad oO?

There is no acceptable amount of physical abuse when it comes to raising children. Beating your child does not solve behavioral issues, it just creates more.

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Japan systematically inculcates low self-esteem in women, and predicates their social standing and status on having a partner, even if he's a leech. Sad to say, but the daughter may have gotten off easy when attention was called to this, given what some of these parasites get up to with "stepdaughters". Good on her teacher.

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Aly RustomOct. 27  04:40 pm JST

He has no job and he's beating teenage girls........Why is this worthless piece of trash still walking freely?

good question

I don't care what his situation is, there's no excuse for this behavioe. Send him to jail so he can beat his stupid head on a wall instead.

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