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Man arrested for confining teenage girl in Yokohama home

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Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly confining a high school girl in his home in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Police said the girl had been reported missing as a runaway by her parents about a month ago.

According to police, Hiroyasu Goto, a company manager, was arrested at his home in Tsurumi Ward at around 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday night, Sankei Shimbun reported. The girl was tied to a metal pipe in his living room, but was not injured.

Police said the girl had managed to seek help after Goto let her use a game console connected to the internet on Wednesday afternoon. She sent a message to Saitama police.

Police said Goto and the girl became acquaintances on a members-only social networking site.

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Sad, hope she fully recover and teach other girls of the dangers of Social media dangers.

Schools should be alerting kids of this danger.

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He should have got a puppy.

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I don't game on consoles, but why are the police gaming?

Consoles have web browsers.

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I don't game on consoles, but why are the police gaming?

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Hopefully, the young girl now has a better idea about the dangers out there and of meeting people on social media and won't be running away from home anymore.

You think?

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Interesting that no one uses the word "kidnapping" or "captivity" to describe this. "Confinement" seems something of an understated euphemism.

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How is it cops can always seem to use security camera footage to find criminals, but not runaways?

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Runaway girl, social networking site, how did she wind up in Tsurumi if she's from Saitama? Why is this important?

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It makes you wonder how many people don't escape and are still tied up somewhere.

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Reported as a runaway by parents.

Missing for a month.

I wonder how long has she been confined.

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Creep. Hopefully, the young girl now has a better idea about the dangers out there and of meeting people on social media and won't be running away from home anymore.

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Why should they?

There are plenty of such sites, usually young girls are looking for somebody to "help" them in exchange for various favors.

How did this end up so badly is the job of the police to find out.

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Glad the poor girl was OK. I hope this sicko is himself confined for the next 40 years.

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Smart girl. Thank ghosh she is okay. Why don't they name the site?

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