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Man arrested for confining girlfriend’s 7-month-old son in washing machine

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Police in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of confining the 7-month-old son of his girlfriend in a washing machine at the apartment where they lived.

Police said Toshiaki Sugihara, a company employee, has admitted to the charge. He was arrested on Thursday. Fuji TV reported that he took photos of the baby squeezed into the 40-cm-deep empty washing machine on Sept 7 and uploaded them on social media sites.

He also sent a photo by smartphone to his girlfriend who was out at the time.

Police were notified after someone saw the photos. Sugihara was quoted by police as saying he just did it as a joke to send a photo to his girlfriend. Police are also questioning the mother.

Neighbors said they often heard a child crying. The child was taken into protective custody on Oct 21. Police said there were many bruises on his body and suspect that he might have been abused on more than one occasion.

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I don't see putting a kid in the system without family as being an easy solution.

One of the very rare cases where I agree with strangerland.

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Good grief.

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Yes, there is an easy solution: lock the idiot up and keep the child in protective custody.

I don't see putting a kid in the system without family as being an easy solution.

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So yes, there is something wrong with this guy. No easy solution though.

Yes, there is an easy solution: lock the idiot up and keep the child in protective custody.

Child Welfare Workers: Please do you job and protect this child. I do not want to be reading an article in a year about this child having been killed because ofvyoir incompetence.

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Why not put himself inside a refrigerator or freezer. See how it feels? Bet it won't take long to find out what a big mistake he made. Now the child will be traumatized forever.

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So yes, there is something wrong with this guy. No easy solution though.

Oh, but there is. He is clearly guilty of inflicting aggravated bodily harm which should put him away for a number of years and give him time to reflect on his atrocities.

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The generation of children raising children. Obviously, this idiot has the maturity of a 12 year old. The fact the poor little baby also has many bruises shows this pair of twits have been treating the baby like some kind of toy. Take the baby off them and remove their ability to reproduce.

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Just gimme the child, we'll adopt him.

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People who do stupid things are stupid enough to put them on social media.

For all its problems, this is one useful thing about social media. These idiots out themselves because they can't help showing how "clever" they are.

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I was going to dismiss this as just a stupid joke until I got to the part

Police said there were many bruises on his body and suspect that he might have been abused on more than one occasion.

So yes, there is something wrong with this guy. No easy solution though.

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People who do stupid things are stupid enough to put them on social media.

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Hopefully, his arrest will result in him being confined in a small place. Let's see how much of a joke he thinks that is.

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Very illustrative of the rot in society. Outright neo- barbarism. Ever wonder where the hostage justice system is incubated from? Wonder no more, baa...baa....!

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When will this all come to a righteous justice. Men here know they won't be incarcerated severely and therefore commit such atrocities against defenseless angels! Evil doers!

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This man needs to be put through the spin cycle himself. Take him to the cleaners!

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