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Man arrested for groping woman in station; says he’ll only talk to female police officers

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Early on the morning of Aug 27, a 33-year-old woman was buying a drink from a vending machine on the platform of Hanshin Amagasaki Station in the city of Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. While she was focused on selecting and retrieving her beverage, though, a 47-year-old man who was walking past her touched her buttocks.

He then ran out of the station, but the woman, along with a station employee, gave chase and cornered him in a nearby park, where he reportedly admitted to groping the victim. The police were summoned, but once the officer arrived on scene to take the man into custody, he became less talkative. When asked for his name and occupation (a standard part of on-site police questioning in Japan), he gave no response at all.

The officer pressed on, though, and he asked the man why he’d done what he had on the platform, when finally the man spoke, saying: “I love women from my very core. I will only talk to a woman.”

Of course, you don’t have to say anything to get arrested and hauled down to the station, and the male officer had no problem doing both. As per Japanese law, the groper is entitled to a public defender to provide him with legal counsel, and, sure enough, he’s requested that his lawyer be a woman, though it remains to be seen if he’ll get his wish, or if any female attorney would be willing to take his case.

Source: Kobe Shimbun Next via Hachima Kiko

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I'm calling BS....

If he actually knew how to talk to a woman, he most likely wouldn't be in this situation.

I'm predicting should he actually be able to obtain a woman officer or lawyer to assist him, he wouldn't know what to do or say to either.

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Henry MontagAug. 31  12:48 pm JST

“I love women from my very core. I will only talk to a woman.”

Sounds like something a simp would say.

And he wants to women cops. So he can grope them too?

' I will only talk to a woman' . What is with this guy? Is this guy a 'mama's boy' type or what?

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Any kind is sexual assault crime like this should have more severe consequences. It should be a minimum of twenty years in prison with no chance of parole. For the more serious offenses a firing squad should be used. It is time for the good individuals to take back the universe.

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“I love women from my very core. I will only talk to a woman.”

Sounds like something a simp would say.

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 “I love women from my very core. I will only talk to a woman.”

The police should bring back phone books just for creeps like this.

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Why the need for talk? Just book him and lock him up. If he won't talk, no defense.

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Spilled my tea while reading this. Lmao

4 ( +5 / -1 )

...probably the only way he can get a woman to talk with him...

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because it makes time spent with a gay person to be some kind of punishment, which sounds rather transphobic to me.

I know, man. Nowadays for way too many people anything they see or hear is racist, misogyny, homophobic, sexually and religiously extremely offensive. Even when my comment above refers to this one specific case of this perv wanting to talk only to a woman lawyer (only punishment for him coz he's a perv), some might see this as an attack against the gay community.

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Don't be ridiculous. If they agree to this, they are stupid.

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Hope he enjoys being locked up in a male prison with male guards.

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Perhaps they should detain him for a day or two, claiming no female lawyer is currently available. Two can play at non-corporation.

The police have no obligation to cooperate. He may as well be demanding a steak dinner with wine instead of jail slop. And in Japan they can keep him locked up a long time before even bringing charges.

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They should assign him the gayest male lawyer they could possibly find.

While I think this is hilarious and heartily agree, it’s odd that the mods left this comment because it makes time spent with a gay person to be some kind of punishment, which sounds rather transphobic to me. But whatever!

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Depending on the case, this should be a normal request, at least for a female perp.

Perhaps they should detain him for a day or two, claiming no female lawyer is currently available. Two can play at non-corporation.

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"says he’ll only talk to female police officers"

Something tells me he's won his 20-something days in detainment.

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Just when you think you've heard it all and BAM!!

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crazy

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Too freakin' funny!

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Another nutcase!

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They should assign him the gayest male lawyer they could possibly find.

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Since when do those arrested get to order people what they will and will not do or tolerate?

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Only in Japan.

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finally the man spoke, saying: “I love women from my very core. I will only talk to a woman.”

You should also learn to keep you hands to yourself then. It's like going to an art museum, you can marvel at a work's beauty but don't touch them or steal them.

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