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Man arrested for injuring 10-year-old stepdaughter


Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 52-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of assaulting his 10-year-old stepdaughter after he threw a wooden object at her, injuring her eye.

According to police, the incident occurred at the family’s home at around 6:20 p.m. Sunday. The suspect, Yoshihiko Inoyama his 15-year-old son and his stepdaughter were having dinner while watching TV, when Inoyama snapped at the girl, telling her he didn’t like her attitude, according to the boy.

He then picked up a wooden object and hurled it at the girl, striking her face. Police said the girl suffered a gash above her left eye.

The boy called 110 and said his father was acting violently.

Police said Inoyama has admitted to the charge.

Local media quoted neighbors as saying they had heard a child crying and a man shouting on numerous occasions

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Local media quoted neighbors as saying they had heard a child crying and a man shouting on numerous occasions

As usual, they have something to say AFTER the child is hurt.

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Unemployed loser takes his frustrations out on the children, while the woman Works to support the family. Get off your ass and relieve your stress by getting a job you lazy slug. Here's hoping you spend a long time in jail, certainly no loss to the family.

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Unfortunately, it often seems to be step children who are attacked, abused and killed more than often. Good for the son to call the police on the father. It sounds like this dude was a piece of work, so calling the cops took some guts. Lets hope he is punished appropriately for his actions, and that the kids don't suffer any more.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

A candidate for the father of the year, NOT!

1 ( +3 / -2 )

@cracaphat, spot on Mate!

The perpetrator of domestic violence can be anyone - gender, employment status, age, nationality, etc.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

what a twat! picking on a 10 yr old girl.. pick on someone your own size you coward

2 ( +4 / -2 )

but wait.... isn't this against the law now?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Big man there. Get a job.

A combini pay check is better than slapping around kids. A job cleaning toilets at the highway truckstop is better than injuring kids. Work in a ramen shop. Do something, anything else worth while.

I got three jobs, you can't get one?

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NHK reports that the father was drinking sake (presumably he was drunk) when he did violence to his stepdaughter. I'm worried that as long as they live together he'll continue to beat the stepdaughter, and probably his 15-year-old son because the son called the police this time.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I'm guessing the boy may have previously been abused himself since he wasn't afraid to call the cops.

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