Man arrested for forcibly kissing woman admits to 10 similar crimes


Police in Tokyo’s Suginami Ward on Wednesday charged a 27-year-old man with indecent assault for forcibly kissing a woman in March. The suspect, Kotaro Abe, who was arrested in mid-June on a separate assault charge, was quoted by police as saying he had done the same thing to women at least 10 times in the past few years, Sankei Shimbun reported.

According to police, Abe rode his bicycle up behind a woman in her 20s as she walked home from work at around 10:30 p.m. on March 20. He forced the woman to the ground, kissed and groped her and then fled.

Police said Abe — a former company employee — was arrested in June for sexually assaulting another woman after being identified through street surveillance camera footage.

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Why you arresting me now? I've done this at least 10 times before. lol

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Why you arresting me now? I've done this at least 10 times before

perhaps because many, if not all, of the women didn't report the crimes? or because there were no surveillance cameras where the crimes took place? you've been watching too much CSI to think police can catch criminals immediately after they commit crimes.

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What a loser this guy is. . . .guys in their 20's can kiss a couple or more women going out clubbing & bar hopping. Perhaps even go a little further as the night, early morning progresses. Speaking from experience and I know some of you other foreign guys have done the same.

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He forced the woman to the ground, kissed and groped her and then fled.

What a predatory way! Hopefully, he'd be good at making advances to women in more decent way. But more's the pity, this would probably be impossible. :‑(

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Beside indecent assault there is heavier penalty charge he receives for each kissing,, the 1948 created moral law, two are not repealed. One is kissing in public. Quite heavier penalty.

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This guy needs help...

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"forcibly kissing a woman"

This Kotaro Abe guy reminds me of El Guapo from The Three Amigos:

El Guapo: Jefe, you do not understand women. You cannot force open the petals of a flower. When the flower is ready, it opens itself up to you.

Jefe: So when do you think Carmen will open up her flower to you?

El Guapo: Tonight, or I will kill her!

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What a gross individual.

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Step 1. "I was drunk and I don't remember anything!"

Step 2. Deep bow and apologize.

Step 3. Do the same crime again.

Step 4. Repeat Step 1 if caught again.

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I hope he is treated or put away soon. I imagine that he will only become more aggressive as time goes on.

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