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Man arrested for kidnapping girl with intellectual disability

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Kanagawa prefectural police said Thursday they have arrested a 29-year-old man of no fixed occupation on suspicion of kidnapping a 15-year-old intellectually disabled girl from a shopping mall.

According to police, Eiichiro Harada approached the girl at around 2:40 p.m. on July 20, while she was visiting the Terrace Mall Shonan in Fujisawa City with her family. The girl is a special needs student residing in Yokohama. After she was separated from her family, Harada allegedly abducted her.

After they couldn't find her in or outside the mall, the girl’s family submitted a missing person’s report at around 4 p.m. at a nearby police box.

On Wednesday evening, the girl was found unharmed inside Harada’s home, which is about 15 kms from the shopping mall. Besides the girl and Harada, his mother and grandmother were also present. 

Police said Harada has denied the charge; however, surveillance camera footage taken from the mall and on nearby streets show him walking alongside the girl. 

Harada was quoted by police as saying it was the first time he had met the girl and that he wasn’t aware she was only 15.

Police said Harada served an 18-month jail term eight months ago for a similar offense.

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It's not kidnap if she consented to going with him.

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It's not kidnap if she consented to going with him

No way to know from this “news” but you have to at least assume she might have the mind of a 10 year old.

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Marsh Mallow she’s a special needs !!which means she’s disabled!! he’s taking advantage of a teen and been convicted for a similar offense it is kidnapping.

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It's not kidnap if she consented to going with him

It is in Japan.

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It's not kidnap if she consented to going with him.

Read the article "Police said Harada served an 18-month jail term eight months ago for a similar offense"

This scumbag has a history of taking advantage of intellectual disabled girls and he should be locked up for life.

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He's a predator who targets children with learning disabilities. The victim is unable to give informed consent so it is abduction.

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Apparently, she’s not the only one with a learning disability. (is. Harada)

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On Wednesday evening, the girl was found unharmed inside Harada’s home, which is about 15 kms from the shopping mall. Besides the girl and Harada, his mother and grandmother were also present.

...what?? The whole family is involved in this?

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@Marsh Mallow Today  04:16 pm JST

It's not kidnap if she consented to going with him.

Following your logic, if a six-year-old follows an adult into a car because of the promise of candy, a puppy, or because "Mummy said you have to come with me", it's not kidnapping.

And if a child stays quiet about someone sexually abusing them because "Mummy and Daddy will be angry if you tell them", it means the child likes the abuse.

Typical, messed-up, abuser logic, that is.

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his mother and grandmother were also present. 

Their spoiled bochan did jail, they surely know why. When he brings a new girl to live in there, they just serve tea and say nothing ? I hope the 2 ladies get condemned for helping.

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Kidnapping includes luring them away to go willingly. Look it up.

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It is kidnapping if she is a minor and has gone with him without parental consent, regardless of going willingly or not.

Hopefully, his sentence for his second offense will be a lot more hefty and include some kind of rehabilitation counselling. This creepy loon obviously has a few screws loose.

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I’m surprised Harada's mom and grandma didn't take her back or notify somebody.

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There's a touch of the film 'Shoplifters' about this

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Marsh Mallow, did you not read the article???

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She is 15 years of age and he is 29 years old. Now even if she walked along side of him this is still kidnapping she is not old enough to consent to going away with him. This happened Saturday the 20th and they found her Wednesday so for 4 days she was with him in his home with his mother & grandmother present, Hmmmmm  didn't his mother & grandmother get suspicious when he brought this girl home with him & him keeping her in the home for several days ???? Weird family. Hope he didn't force himself on her. And he was jailed for 18 months for a similar incident.... Hope he's put away for life before he escalates to kidnapping and Murder.

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Yes Doel jusino, you are correct.

Hope he's put away for life before he escalates to kidnapping and Murder.

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