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Man arrested for groping high school girl on bicycle

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Police in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a 17-year-old high school girl after he groped her while she was riding her bicycle.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:25 a.m. on Sept 24. Police said the unnamed suspect, who is a company employee, was also riding a bicycle, Sankei Shimbun reported. He came up behind the girl and then as he passed her, groped her breast with one hand and then pedaled off.

Police said the suspect has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he couldn’t control his lust for the girl. 

Police said there have been around 20 similar cases targeting uniform-clad junior high school and high school students in the vicinity of the suspect’s home since February this year. The incidents occurred in the mornings and late afternoons as the girls were going to and from school. 

Street surveillance camera footage revealed that the suspect was riding a distinctive cyclocross bike and police have been on the alert for one in the area. On Monday, at around 7:45 a.m., a police officer noticed a man riding such a bike. When he was questioned, he admitted to the string of groping incidents.

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Good god, it's bad enough on trains...

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Pervert! The effect of reading too much porn mangas'

What should be the punishment for such a repetitious act?

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Slap the "ding a ling" 10 times for each offence in public for everyone to see.

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With both hands on the handles, girls are somewhat defenseless while riding a bicycle. This might inspire copycats.

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quoted him as saying he couldn’t control his lust for the girl. 

That's ironic! His defense is the offense. What's the bet he is some manga addicted, game playing hikikomori getting his jollies? I'll also be it's not the first time either.

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Police said the suspect has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he couldn’t control his lust for the girl.

What a sicko! I've seem women that I think are quite appealing, but I keep those thoughts AND my hands to myself just like any normal person. His punishment should be severe and struck as to send a strong message to any tother potential sicko who gets their thrills off of innocent children! I also hope the victim isn't too damaged by this.

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same story a few year back.

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How can they know his occupation but not his name?

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Not very much of a threat though...

What penalty ?

Whipped in public ?

100,000yen damage to each girl, which would make them prostitute?

Medicine for life ?

He should get a life and a girlfriend, but he does not know how to do it !

No idea how to deal with those morons outside any fine man catching him and giving him a lesson.

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patToday  12:21 pm JST

“How can they know his occupation but not his name?”

The police know his name, they just haven’t released his name to the public.

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Good god, it's bad enough on trains...

Agreed. A lot of Japanese men have huge issue with keeping their hands to themselves. It's nice that this truth about Japan is accepted by certain Japanophiles that constantly whine when other negative facts about Japan are published or pointed out.

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At least he was honest and admitted the string of groping incidents.

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I wonder if there is a relation between what's being shown in Publications/Media and the way people who view that think of the Norm.

For example, using the UK as an example, "Carry on Films" where quite popular, as too Benny Hill, and often involved pinching Women's rears, or squeezing their oversized fronts. Though nowadays both are considered poor taste. People in the UK don't go around pinching girls bots or grabbing their breasts - indeed if you even touch a Girls arm you could end up on the sex-offenders registry for life.

Perhaps if there is a relationship between the two, then something similar needs doing here in Japan ?

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since February 

This has been going on for 8 months? And this was the first lead?

the unnamed suspect, a 25-year-old man

He's an adult. Name him.

he couldn’t control his lust for the girl. 

I'm sure he could control his pokeballs when playing pokemon go though.

 a police officer noticed a man riding such a bike.

Whoa! A police officer was actually paying attention to the streets?

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onathan PrinOct. 16 12:57 pm JST

Not very much of a threat though...

What penalty ?

Whipped in public ?

100,000yen damage to each girl, which would make them prostitute?

Medicine for life ?

He should get a life and a girlfriend, but he does not know how to do it !

No idea how to deal with those morons outside any fine man catching him and giving him a lesson.

I'm sorry, but could you please explain how getting damages for sexual assault makes a woman a prostitute.

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Copped a feel

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lostrune2

Copped a feel

Or, what is more properly referred to as "sexual assault".

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@ girl_in_tokyo

As a reply to your question:

Because :

the ladies who undergone the touching lost nothing and body is not for sale

some more are going to report even though nothing happened...

Sometimes, you need to think further than a minute away and see long term.

I have two girls and a wife. Why on Earth would I not target to protect them ?

Around me, women are respected way more than what I have ever seen in Japan for your information.

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Because :

the ladies who undergone the touching lost nothing and body is not for sale

What? How does this make them a prostitute?

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