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Man arrested for kidnapping 15-year-old girl found dead in tent at campsite

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Police in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl who was found dead inside a tent at a campsite.

Police said the suspect, Dai Irie, from Fukuoka City, told them he met the girl on a members-only social media site and that she had indicated she wanted to kill herself, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Irie made arrangements to meet the girl in Hamamatsu, where she lived, at around 1:30 p.m. on March 15. The girl’s parents told police she left for school but never showed up. When she didn’t return home that night, they contacted police.

The next day, at around noon, Irie called 110 and said he was at a mountain campsite in Hamamatsu’s Tenryu Ward. He told police there was a dead girl in a tent and that he had tried to commit suicide with her but only he survived.

When police arrived, the girl was already dead in the tent and Irie was nearby, feeling sick. He was taken to hospital. Police said they found traces of charcoal briquettes in the tent and that there were no external injuries on the girl’s body.

Irie was arrested after he was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and sent to prosecutors on Friday. He told police that he had planned to commit suicide with the girl but left the tent after he got ill.

Police said the girl’s father, who is a doctor, told them he noticed nothing out of the ordinary about his daughter before she left home.

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I dont know what to think on this news, did she really want to kill her self? was it a sex/lust thing that went wrong? her parents must be absolutely devastated about loosing there daughter. as for the bloke, he should have tried to talk her out of this, even if he wants to kill him self, just do it and dont drag others into his problems.

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The second story this week only the victim ended up dead.

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What the hell is wrong with these people?

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Nobody told this idiot that the correct response when a 15-year-old girl tells you she wants to commit suicide is not, "Oh, let me help you do it." I hope he lives a long time in prison.

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Charming. Instead of giving her a pep talk, he snuffed her out. A short drop and a sudden stop for this pervert, please.

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There you have it: a child, an adult, the parents; ALL mentioned in the same story. No further ‘guess work’ needed.

Oh, wait!,... One more principal player (can we guess?): “...told them he met the girl on a members-only social media site“

This all leads to reasonable, Ethical Questions:

Do these “Members only sites” need closer scrutiny and moderation?

Where does the ‘rights to privacy’ end?

Where does the websites profit end and morality takes over?

Periodic police checks with trained officers posing as members?

Counselors available for persons talking about suicide?

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A short drop and a sudden stop for this pervert, please.

While I understand the sentiment, I think that may be giving him exactly what he wanted all along. Instead, a long life in prison with strict conditions may be his worst nightmare.

As for the rest of the situation, the saddest aspect, of course, is that too many young teens, want to kill themselves, and are in a situation where their developing minds are so frazzled, that they end up prey to all kinds of situations.

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"Police said they found traces of charcoal briquettes in the tent..."

This information omits the fact that a 'Shichirin' (charcoal-burning stove) was found inside the tent. Aditionally, the tent had been sealed with adhesive tape to prevent oxygen from entering. Ostensibly, when the suspect exited the tent after "he got ill", he then carefully re-taped the door of the tent to seal it shut...

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"""members-only social media site"""

Someone needs to look into these members only sites, this is the second story were a young girl meets CREEPS using these sites. only this time she did not survive. SDICKENING and very SAD.

Shut these sites down.

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Police said the girl’s father, who is a doctor, told them he noticed nothing out of the ordinary about his daughter before she left home.

Not to judge, but as a doctor he was probably too busy to really notice the girl.

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Hopefully their chats can be availiabe to the inveatigators so they can find out what really happened.

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A tent isn't exactly an airtight environment in which to inhale CO. But how come it's only the idiot that survived?

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Is this the famous suicide place I watched on a YouTube documentary?

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I know empathy is against the rules here, but here goes:

I feel sorry for the girl and the guy for feeling that their lives were so terrible that death was the answer.

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So many pre-18 year old Japanese girls are really enjoying connecting with much older guys online. Very odd.

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One's 'reward' as parents can never be predicted and having one's world potentially crushed beyond recognition is part of the deal. Sad and devastated people here who have found the wrong side of Life and will never recover. Requiescat in pace my young, foolish woman and peace to your parents who will grieve for you until they, too, leave us. And all that can be done is to sit here in a pool of helplessness and pain and curse whatever terrible thing made us this way...

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In the absence of clear information, the human mind tries to make sense of what we encounter. IMO, those who want to assist would-be suicide victims are offering their "help" for some selfish reason. I suspect sex is what they're after.

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Let’s NOT lose sight of the victim and the family.

Agreed @Mark 8:05p; forget some of the ‘trolling’ above. We have real, Ethical Questions about these ‘predators on social media’:

Shouldn’t these “Members only sites” have closer scrutiny and continuous moderation?

Should ‘proof of age’ be a requirement for membership?

Should they be required to have ‘real’ counselors available for ‘minors’ talking about suicide?

Anything short of these measures make the websites complicit in child exploitation for profit.-

Perhaps we need ‘trained investigators’ to infiltrate those websites, posing as ‘minor’ members to identify these predators? -

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"Is this the famous suicide place I watched on a YouTube documentary?"

No, it is not.

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Tragic.

There is too little information to make a judgment on whether the suspect is guilty, which is why he deserves the presumption of innocence.

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Perhaps we need ‘trained investigators’ to infiltrate those websites, posing as ‘minor’ members to identify these predators? -

This is a great idea, but you’re hoping the Japanese police will have some forward thinking.

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Frankie MeatballsToday 01:53 am JST

So many pre-18 year old Japanese girls are really enjoying connecting with much older guys online. Very odd.

I don't find that odd at all. Young women often see older men as more interesting than boys their own age, because maturity and sophistication are attractive traits. It's not so strange that a naive 15-year old would seek out adults, whom she would see as worldly and wise, for a solution to her problem.

What I do find odd is the number of adult men who troll dating sites looking for teen girls naive enough for to exploit. Now THAT is something I have never been able to understand - what is wrong with these adult men that they cannot deal with relationships with women their own age? And why is it that they don't see the pain in the girls' lives and get them HELP instead of taking advantage of them for their own purposes?

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I don't find that odd at all. Young women often see older men as more interesting than boys their own age, because maturity and sophistication are attractive traits. It's not so strange that a naive 15-year old would seek out adults, whom she would see as worldly and wise, for a solution to her problem.

Teach them not to. Or, do you save that advice only for men and boys?

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@girl_in_tokyo

What I do find odd is the number of adult men who troll dating sites looking for teen girls naive enough for to exploit. Now THAT is something I have never been able to understand - what is wrong with these adult men that they cannot deal with relationships with women their own age? And why is it that they don't see the pain in the girls' lives and get them HELP instead of taking advantage of them for their own purposes?

Dating sites are not for teen girls. These websites always have an age restriction on the very first page. You have to very you are an adult to continue.

There are just as many adult women on these dating sites as men which would explain why adult men would be on a dating website looking for companionship.

What is odd is why teen girls would be on a dating website geared towards adults men and women lying about their age to meet adult men.

See how logic works?

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What is odd is why teen girls would be on a dating website geared towards adults men and women lying about their age to meet adult men.

You’ll get this, or a close version, as a reply:

Young women often see older men as more interesting than boys their own age, because maturity and sophistication are attractive traits. It's not so strange that a naive 15-year old would seek out adults, whom she would see as worldly and wise, for a solution to her problem.

Numan, in the world of toxic feminists, females are rarely, if ever, responsible for anything; it’s always the fault of males.

This is exactly why society is polarized. Far too many people prefer to blame entire classes of others instead of taking a nuanced approach. Of course, when it’s their “team” accused of doing wrong, they want nuance to be front and center to distinguish that person from their “crowd.”

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P. SmithToday 07:37 am JST

Teach them not to. Or, do you save that advice only for men and boys?

Let's see.....

Teach men and boys to respect women and not to rape them.

Teach girls not to see older men as mature, sophisticated, and wise, and to instead see them as possibly dangerous predators.

I can get behind that.

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girl_in_tokyo

Let's see.....

Teach men and boys to respect women and not to rape them.

Teach girls not to see older men as mature, sophisticated, and wise, and to instead see them as possibly dangerous predators.

I can get behind that.

Teach girls before they become "women living in cities like Tokyo" to take personal responsibility – which is taking ownership of your own behavior and the consequences of that behavior. Until they accept responsibility for their actions or failures, it’ll be very difficult for them to develop self-respect or even have the respect of others.

I can get behind that!

Let's curb the "Blame Game" and get rid of excuses!

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P. SmithToday 09:21 am JS

Numan, in the world of toxic feminists, females are rarely, if ever, responsible for anything; it’s always the fault of males.

This is exactly why society is polarized. Far too many people prefer to blame entire classes of others instead of taking a nuanced approach. Of course, when it’s their “team” accused of do

Yes, we already know that there are many men who blame women when men behave badly.

We already know that a lot of men think that women should never have a drink in a bar, never walk home at night alone, never invite a man home after a date - in other words, never take the chance that a man might be somewhere in the shadows waiting to attack, and if she does take that chance, well, she is to blame when the attack comes, because what did she expect? She should take responsibility!

But at the same time, we also know that many men think that women lie about sexual harassment and assault. These men suggest that the attack might never have happened at all; or that it was actually consensual. These men insist that the accused man might be innocent, because it is clearly a possibility that he was railroaded, either by the police, or by an unscrupulous woman whose raison d'etre is to accuse men of sexual harassment and assault.

Cause you know, there are so many false accusations because women find it so much fun and so endlessly amusing, especially when we are then slut shamed, called liars, get death and rape threats from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media, and see personal attacks on us on TV and in the news. Yeah, we enjoy that part the most. We love to be publicly villified; as they say, many false accusations are because women crave attention.

We also know how upset men get every time a woman points out that hey - women already know the dangers that men present. We already know that we need to watch behind us as we walk at night, that we should tell our friends when we go on a blind date, and we know to carry our keys between our fingers to use as a makeshift weapon. Yet we chose to continue to live our lives regardless - because we don't want to shut ourselves away. We want to participate in society, just as men do, and just as freely as men do. We take that change, we walk home alone, we go to that bar and gasp we get drunk and flirt with strange men!

And take that chance. But then we take one chance too many. And we get attacked. And the cycle starts again: it's also HER fault! Why was she out so late? Why was she on social media? Why did she let him come to her house! The feeeemale is also responsible!

I am curious about one thing, though. One thing that men can't quite seem to make up their minds about: are men inherently dangerous predators that adult women need to be wary of (especially at night ) and whom we should teach our daughters to avoid, or are men not at all dangerous and attacks on women are actually quite rare or else the product of false accusations?

Because we know it's not both. It can't be both.

You need to make up your mind: can women feel free to go out and about at night and feel free to date and live their lives and not worry about being attacked; or are men so dangerous that we need to be extra careful around them? Do advise. I so value mens' opinions about how I should live my life.

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NumanToday 08:59 am JST

Dating sites are not for teen girls. These websites always have an age restriction on the very first page. You have to very you are an adult to continue.

Oh, I see - she broke the rules of the dating site! That's totally her bad.

There are just as many adult women on these dating sites as men which would explain why adult men would be on a dating website looking for companionship.

That doesn't answer the question of why an adult man would write to, reply to, and then meet up with a teenage girl instead of one of those adult women his own age. Oh, right - because he is a sexual predator that preys on teen girls.

But she broke the rule of the dating site! Obviously, these two things (being a pederast and breaking the rule) are exactly the same, so they are both equally to blame, here. Amirite?

What is odd is why teen girls would be on a dating website geared towards adults men and women lying about their age to meet adult men.

See how logic works?

I think I covered that, so if you are confused go back and re-read.

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Luck or bad luck is also part of this world.

RIP for the girl and hope the dude will get treatment.

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We dishonor the dead by diverting from the ‘real’ issue here: “the websites are a hunting ground for predators”. (Put the ‘misogynist man-hunt agenda” aside) and get back on topic: “the websites as a hunting ground for predators

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btw, @JonathanPrin 7:23a “*keep thoughts straight and don't berate anyone, *by respect.” - Can’t lose sight of the victims. - advice noted. Peace.

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Teach girls not to see older men as mature, sophisticated, and wise, and to instead see them as possibly dangerous predators. 

I can get behind that.

Most toxic feminists can.

I am curious about one thing, though. One thing that men can't quite seem to make up their minds about: are men inherently dangerous predators that adult women need to be wary of (especially at night ) and whom we should teach our daughters to avoid, or are men not at all dangerous and attacks on women are actually quite rare or else the product of false accusations?

Because we know it's not both. It can't be both.

We know it can’t be both, but we also know it can be something else with a bit more nuance. You’ve committed the logical fallacy of creating a false duality. Extremists of all types are prone to this.

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P. SmithToday 05:24 pm JST

Most toxic feminists can.

It is toxic to teach girls that there are men in the world that might hurt them, and that they should not trust adult men. Really. Okay then.

> We know it can’t be both, but we also know it can be something else with a bit more nuance. You’ve committed the logical fallacy of creating a false duality. Extremists of all types are prone to this.

Oh, so there is something that lies between "some men are dangerous and thus women should be very careful" and "some men are not dangerous"? I'd really like to know what that is. Do enlighten me.

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