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Man arrested for asking teenage girl to show him her underwear

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Police in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of creating a public nuisance after he asked a teenage girl to show him her underwear.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Dec 20. Hokkaido Broadcasting Co reported that the man, a company employee, drove his car alongside the girl as she was walking home. He stopped his car, got out and approached the girl and said he would like to see her underwear.

The girl ran away but noted the license plate of the man’s car. She told her parents what had happened and they notified police.

The man, who was arrested on Friday night, has admitted to the charge, police said.

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Brave and intelligent girl.

I hope this pervert scum is fired and finds it impossible to find another job. Hopefully that will teach him.

-14 ( +11 / -25 )

The girl ran away but noted the license plate of the man’s car.

That man must think that girl is stupid.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

Wow.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Yeah, he's a creep, but can you really arrest someone for asking a question? Seems like a slippery slope to me.

10 ( +27 / -17 )

Fighto:

So you want him on welfare living off the taxpayers?

7 ( +17 / -10 )

Don’t agree, but at least he asked.

Yeah great, points for asking for consent… but she is a TEENAGER.

Even if she was an adult, it’s creepy and gross. How would you (I presume a man) feel of another guy pulled up in a car and asked you that.

Yeah, he's a creep, but can you really arrest someone for asking a question? Seems like a slippery slope to me.

It wasn’t just a question. It was a sexual question, asked completely unprovoked. They weren’t at a bar, drinking vibing and there was a mood from both parties. They weren’t a couple etc. it was a teenager just trying to go home, and probably scared this guy was going to throw her in the car afterwards.

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So you want him on welfare living off the taxpayers?

Even if this sicko is eligible to sponge off the taxpayer, unemployment benefits are capped at 6 months.

Selling his car would be a good way to raise funds.

Yeah, he's a creep, but can you really arrest someone for asking a question?

You sure can. Thankfully.

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nakanoguy01Today 08:55 am JST

Yeah, he's a creep, but can you really arrest someone for asking a question? Seems like a slippery slope to me.

I see .. if you ask before sexually harassing someone, that makes it okay and not actually sexual harassment.

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I see .. if you ask before sexually harassing someone, that makes it okay and not actually sexual harassment.

This isn't a Me Too moment where he was pressuring her for sex. He asked a creepy question and then left. Harassment implies some type of repeated behavior or coercion, neither of which happened. So again I ask, can a question be illegal? Your red herring of a response shows that your are oblivious to the legal implications of my query.

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Wow! As she ran away she was still able to memorize the plate. Well done!

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nakanoguy01Today 12:43 pm JSTt.

This isn't a Me Too moment where he was pressuring her for sex. He asked a creepy question and then left. Harassment implies some type of repeated behavior or coercion, neither of which happened. So again I ask, can a question be illegal? Your red herring of a response shows that your are oblivious to the legal implications of my query.

I don't have to answer to the legality, because that is not within my purview. That is the job of the police, and since the police arrested him, they've already determined the illegality of his actions.

Since we know that what he did was illegal, the only thing that that might be arguable is an opinion as to whether or not sexually harassing women on the street should be illegal.

Thus my comment - you seem to think it should not be illegal to sexually harass women on the street.

But what I think you are really getting at is that you don't think an adult man stopping his car in order to ask a teenage girl to show him her panties is sexual harassment. And all I can say to that is, WOW, dude - really? Where do you live, because I want to avoid your neighborhood.

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This isn't a Me Too moment where he was pressuring her for sex. He asked a creepy question and then left.

I schoolgirl walking home alone and a man gets out of his car and asks to see her underwear. That's something the police should be involved in, and I am no fan of the police. It's not a freedom of speech issue. Situation and context are everything.

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I schoolgirl walking home alone and a man gets out of his car and asks to see her underwear. That's something the police should be involved in

Agree. If it was a guy standing in a corner and shout at the girl to show him her underwear, while inappropriate still not illegal. But the fact the guy stopped his car, got out and walked to her. That's a different story.

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> nakanoguy01Today 08:55 am JST

Yeah, he's a creep, but can you really arrest someone for asking a question? Seems like a slippery slope to me.

They didn't arrest him for that. He was arrested on suspicion of creating a public nuisance, which he most certainly seems guilty of and has admitted to doing.

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the man, a company employee, drove his car alongside the girl as she was walking home. He stopped his car, got out and approached the girl and said he would like to see her underwear.

The girl ran away…

That poor girl must’ve been terrified. I can’t believe that there are people on here defending this idiot.

TT

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Can you really arrest someone for asking a question?

No, you can't. Asking a question is not a crime.

He was arrested for a crime. A real one.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

arrest someone for asking a question? 

Say 3 big guys stop you in a dark alley at night and ask if you can give them some money. They're just asking a question, so it's OK?

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

Prisons will fill more and more. It is not like dating is known to all men (a recent survey says 40% of men in their 20's have never dated in Japan...). Situation cannot become better.

He should be questioned and explained what is life. If he repeats, forced therapy needed.

Good luck with that.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

And what has become Christmas in Japan does not help, rather doing the opposite.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

A teenage girl on her way home, presumably, should not be subjected to requests to view her underwire by a total stranger.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

This is a real sick and deranged scum. I’m glad they arrested him.

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There is actually a term for this form of harassment, compulsive sexual behavior, disruptive, in this case focused on teenagers is harmful and in some cases beyond the person's control.

For the 25-year-old man, the welfare of any teenage young girl his curb clawing anguish is inflicted upon, arrest is the most appropriate course of action.

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The teenage girl is: Lucky! Very ! Lucky ! The man did not grab her to force her into his car and drive away to his home to rape and, very likely, kill her.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

And what has become Christmas in Japan does not help, rather doing the opposite.

As in the west men never fantasizing with underage girls..

ALL year long...

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I wonder what would have been the outcome if the man told the police he didn’t ask her if he could see her underwear and that he simply ask a different question? Where’s the real proof had he not admitted?

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Brave and intelligent girl.

I hope this pervert scum is fired and finds it impossible to find another job. Hopefully that will teach him.

Brave and intelligent girl.

I hope this individual is given a psychiatric assessment and held to account. If necessary psychiatric treatment can be recommended by the judge. His employer can then make a decision.

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ジョージ

Dec. 25 06:17 pm JST

I wonder if people debating whether this man should have been arrested for "just asking a creepy question" would still be doing so if it were their own child involved"

Think many would just punch the man and walk off. No courts involved.

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Police in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of creating a public nuisance after he asked a teenage girl to show him her underwear.

"Suspicion" so no guilt, and np proof of any crime committed.

And a teenager---17? 18? 19?

More facts needed.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

The number of people defending the perp's behavior is not surprising, but it is very depressing. A comment defending the crime so long as the teenager is 17, or 18, or 19 years old? If some older woman you don't know and are completely unattracted to followed you home in her car, stopped the car, came up to you, and asked you to show her your underwear, would you not feel like you have just been sexually harassed? Especially if you are still a teenager yourself? Shame on the people defending this.

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 If some older woman you don't know and are completely unattracted to followed you home in her car, stopped the car, came up to you, and asked you to show her your underwear, would you not feel like you have just been sexually harassed? 

On the contrary, I think most blokes would be suddenly attracted to her.

TT

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