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Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl at hotel in Nagasaki Prefecture

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Police in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at a hotel in October.

According to police, the suspect, who works for the municipal government, has admitted he took the girl to the hotel, knowing she was under the age of 16, on the night of Oct 14, local news reported.

Police said the man told them he became acquainted with the girl on a social networking site and arranged to meet her at a hotel. 

Police said the girl’s parents filed a criminal complaint against the man on Nov 24 after finding out about the incident. After an investigation, the man was arrested on Sunday.

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Despite this guy being an obvious perv, unfortunately, (according to Japanese “Law”) this was NOT illegal.

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Despite this guy being an obvious perv, unfortunately, (according to Japanese “Law”) this was NOT illegal.

?? You missed the part about being arrested?

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I’m not victim blaming but why would a 14 year old girl meet a 32 year old man in a hotel. It should be noted that it was her parents that made the complaint not the girl.

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LindsayToday 07:26 am JST

I’m not victim blaming but why would a 14 year old girl meet a 32 year old man in a hotel. It should be noted that it was her parents that made the complaint not the girl.

You are victim-blaming. A 14-year-old deciding to go to a hotel with a 32-year-old grown man demonstrates exactly why, as it is not by any means a reasonable thing for a child to do. A child, since 14-year-olds cannot reasonably make these kinds of decisions - thus why it is so shocking to us as adults, and the reason the parents rightly called the police. I think we are in agreement on that?

I was pretty sexually precious when I was 14 and was always trying to flirt with my older sister's 20-year-old boyfriend. At least he had the sense to leave me alone and let me grow up.

This man obviously didn't have that sense, which is why he very much deserves to be in jail for statutory rape.

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Despite this guy being an obvious perv, unfortunately, (according to Japanese “Law”) this was NOT illegal.

Sexual assault of a MINOR. The girl was 14. Did you even read that part?

Is that hard to comprehend?

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I’m not victim blaming but why would a 14 year old girl meet a 32 year old man in a hotel.

That is completely victim blaming, your comment is like saying "I don't mean to offend..." before saying something deeply offensive.

The whole point of having a legal limit is to make it clear minors can't consent, when an adult abuses this reduced capacity it makes no sense to say the minor is also responsible, it would be like blaming a senile patient for losing their money to an unbelievable scam.

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I’m not victim blaming but why would a 14 year old girl meet a 32 year old man in a hotel. It should be noted that it was her parents that made the complaint not the girl.

Saying you're not victim blaming then victim blaming is still victim blaming lol she is 14 years old, I think adults are well enough aware that children do not always make the most rational decisions, hence why we must be there to guide them and set an appropriate example. You should be asking why a grown 32 year old man decided it'd be a good idea to prey on a vulnerable child.

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Can someone find that statute that states “ Age of Consent “ in Japan?

I know this has been brought up dozens of times, every time a perv does this.

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The sexual age of consent since April is now 16 but there are further laws to prevent older people from having sex with a teenager.

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they should include the incidence rate in the article. That would be interesting. Otherwise this is just a few details on a everyday occurrence- unfortunately

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"Allegedly"? A minor and a grown man are seen going into a hotel room together; there is nothing "allegedly" about what happened.

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The big question is will municipal government employee be properly punished?

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Despite this guy being an obvious perv, unfortunately, (according to Japanese “Law”) this was NOT illegal.

For people new to Japan or that just that don't know better, The actual age of consent here is not 13. Many foreign sites write that the Japanese age of consent is 13, which hasn't been the case for a very long time, it's just that the prefectures set their own age of consent, which in most cases is 18 and in some cases 17. Basically for as long as most of us have lived the age of consent here has been higher than most of Europe.

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girl_in_tokyoDec. 4  08:04 am JST

LindsayToday 07:26 am JSTg

I’m not victim blaming but why would a 14 year old girl meet a 32 year old man in a hotel. It should be noted that it was her parents that made the complaint not the girl.

You are victim-blaming

Rather jumping to conclusions here, it is perfectly reasonable to seek to understand the underlying psychological processes leading to a 14 year old agreeing to meet the old pervert. At no point did the comment accuse or blame the girl, but understanding the rational not only gives a better understanding of the article but also of what needs to change in society to ensure this sort of thing does not happen in future.

Blindly shutting down enquiry helps nobody.

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englisc aspyrgendToday 04:26 am JST

Rather jumping to conclusions here, it is perfectly reasonable to seek to understand the underlying psychological processes leading to a 14 year old agreeing to meet the old pervert. At no point did the comment accuse or blame the girl, but understanding the rational not only gives a better understanding of the article but also of what needs to change in society to ensure this sort of thing does not happen in future. Blindly shutting down enquiry helps nobody.

Maybe you can explain why disagreeing with someone and explaining why is "blindly shutting down enquiry".

Oh, wait ... you just disagreed with ME.

Are you trying to shut down enquiry?

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girl_in_tokyoDec. 4  08:04 am JST

LindsayToday 07:26 am JST

I’m not victim blaming but why would a 14 year old girl meet a 32 year old man in a hotel. It should be noted that it was her parents that made the complaint not the girl.

You are victim-blaming. A 14-year-old deciding to go to a hotel with a 32-year-old grown man demonstrates exactly why, as it is not by any means a reasonable thing for a child to do. A child, since 14-year-olds cannot reasonably make these kinds of decisions -

No, she cannot. Nobody at age 14 is at 'age of consent'. Period.

he very much deserves to be in jail for statutory rape.

At 32 years of age he is damn well aware of it and is at the age of consent and he knew exactly what he was doing. He is a pervert and a rapist.

> Fighto!Dec. 4  08:48 am JST

Despite this guy being an obvious perv, unfortunately, (according to Japanese “Law”) this was NOT illegal.

Sexual assault of a MINOR. The girl was 14. Did you even read that part?

Is that hard to comprehend?

Perversion is perversiom, pedo is pedo, rape is rape. Kapish?

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What made/enticed the young Girl go to him in the first place ?

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That one night of Boom Boom got him in HOT Water Now....

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