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Man arrested for cutting woman’s skirt, groping her on train

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Police in Chiba City have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a 20-year-old woman on a train in February.

According to police, the incident occurred on a train on the JR Musashino Line between Nishifunabashi and Ichikawashiohama stations at around 7 a.m. on Feb 16, Kyodo News reported. Police said Homare Yabe, a part-time worker, stood behind the woman, a university student, used small scissors to snip off a part of her skirt and then touched the upper part of her leg. The woman filed a complaint with JR when the train stopped at Ichikawashiohama Station. She said the train was crowded and she couldn't see who had cut her clothing.

Police said Yabe, who was arrested on Friday, was identified after an analysis of security camera footage taken inside the train. Police said he has admitted to the charge.

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So somehow from grainy footage of the inside of the train (do they even have cameras inside the train??) which was packed as she stated, the authorities managed to narrow down the suspect to a single person then identified them, from a photo which after all is just a random photo of someone with nothing to identify who they actually are. Lol..

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from a photo which after all is just a random photo of someone with nothing to identify who they actually are. Lol..

They saw he's hiking up her skirt as a favor

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At 7am?!! Good gods are these men so desperate that they'd resort to such disgusting behaviors at an hour that is just ungodly? I can barely crawl out of bed to go brush my teeth while this man clearly premeditated this whole thing and even brought scissors on the train with him. Unbelievable.

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All trains need to have surveillance camera's.

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This reminds me of some train porn "my friends" watch.

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I wonder how men can confess so easily while for sure there couldn't be any evidence if packed.

Are the cameras of train located to make upskirts photos ? I would not be surprised to learn it one day.

Unfortunately many unmature persons in Japan unable to flirt.

That man is sick and need to be checked mentally.

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Go to a soaplando to enjoy your favorite cosplay fantasy and leave others alone...lowlife pervert.

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miss_oikawaToday  07:17 am JST

So somehow from grainy footage of the inside of the train (do they even have cameras inside the train??) which was packed as she stated, the authorities managed to narrow down the suspect to a single person then identified them, from a photo which after all is just a random photo of someone with nothing to identify who they actually are. Lol..

"Grainy footage". Have you seen it?

"do they even have cameras inside the train??" Yes they do and the article mentions this.

"from a photo which after all is just a random photo" A photo? The cameras are video cameras.

"nothing to identify who they actually are" He was not wearing name badge but the security video had enough information to identify him and he has confessed.

Few people are supporting your assertions, plus 3 and minus 20 at the moment. Lol.

Jonathan PrinToday  10:29 am JST

I wonder how men can confess so easily while for sure there couldn't be any evidence if packed.

There was clearly video evidence and he has confessed.

Are the cameras of train located to make upskirts photos ? I would not be surprised to learn it one day.

No they are not and the fact that you would not be surprised to learn it explains your need to ask such a question.

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So somehow from grainy footage of the inside of the train

Why do people think that in 2022 camera surveillance is bad quality? The cameras I have set up around my office has 1080p video resolution. so good you can even see a stain on a persons shirt.

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Another sociopath sicko who needs to be taken permanently out of society.

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I wonder how men can confess so easily while for sure there couldn't be any evidence if packed.

Hostage justice. You'll wonder if it really is him...

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I would like to know why this made the news when the other 50 or more reported cases of sexual assualt on Tokyo transport do not.

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> purple_depressed_baconToday  09:12 am JST

At 7am?!! Good gods are these men so desperate that they'd resort to such disgusting behaviors at an hour that is just ungodly?

Sexual assault is occurring on Japanese public transport around the clock. Just ask any Japanese woman.

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Another reason to telework.

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Japan really needs a sex offenders register.

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I used to live on that line and the train is insanely packed at that time of day. There are a lot of creeps using that line.

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Harrygatto

Security camera footage is often appalling. Much worse than commercially available products. Have you ever actually seen a photo of a suspect released by the police?

I have never seen a camera "inside" a Musashino line train, although I haven't been on that line in a few years.

What on earth do you mean "the security video had enough information to identify him"? Do you think we're living in Minority Report? Was his barcode stamped over his head?

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Jonathan Prin

I wonder how men can confess so easily while for sure there couldn't be any evidence if packed...

Because he knew he did it. There is always at least one witness for every crime - the one who commits the crime.

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I guess his fantasy is now cut short!!

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@miss_oikawa

you don’t live in or around tokyo? standard since the joker last year.

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@miss_oikawaToday  08:20 pm JST

You're in a hole and really should stop digging.

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This reminds me of some train porn "my friends" watch.

Obviously.

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Unfortunately women are not treated with the respect they deserve in Japan.

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Harry, looking forward to seeing how you would show me the way out :)

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miss_oikawaToday  06:27 am JST

Harry, looking forward to seeing how you would show me the way out :)

I've taken Mark Twain's advice.

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"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect"?

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