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Man arrested for molesting 14-year-old girl

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl last month. Police believe the suspect, Hiroshi Kamata, may have been responsible for 20 similar cases over the past few months.

According to police, Kamata approached the girl as she was walking home at around 7 p.m. on June 23, in Katsushika Ward, Sports Nippon reported. He then allegedly forcibly hugged her from behind while he was exposing himself. The girl told police that Kamata also licked her face.

Police said Kamata, who was identified through street surveillance camera footage, has confessed to the charge, as well as to committing at least 20 other similar acts of sexual assault since March near his home. He was quoted as saying that after he picked his target, he would imagine touching her body, and then tail them for about three months before finally making his move.

Police said Kamata rode his bike up behind unsuspecting young girls, and then waited for them to turn down a narrow lane before attacking them.

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As usual he will say he was stressed and venting out therefore he will set free ... the same story every day.

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"I was drunk and don't remember a thing", "I wanted to see what it was like to sexually assault a young girl", "Kamata was released after expressing strong regret in front of the judge"

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I hate what he did because it will cause the girl to be less trusting... in any relationship.

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"Police said Kamata, who was identified through street surveillance camera footage," Good Job cameras!

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* "on suspicion of molesting" / "was identified through street surveillance camera footage, has confessed to the charge" I'm confused!

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Kameari ?

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As usual he will say he was stressed and venting out therefore he will set free ... the same story every day.

No, that's never the story. They don't set these guys free.

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See lots of these types of news in Japan lately. Someting in da water over deah, or wot?

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"Kamata approached the girl as she was walking home at around 7 p.m. on June 23"

That's a Tuesday, why was he not still at work?

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I wish translators wouldn't use 'hug' when describing a criminal act. I've seen it used before. I appreciate there may not be a single word for this kind of attack, but still...

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@Maria

there may not be a single word for this kind of attack, but still...

How about "grabbed the girl from behind" ?

I know at her age, I'd have freaked out had it happened to me... Poor girl ! I hope she gets some counselling.

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Poor guy,, I recommend a full course of Electro -Shock therapy followed by a full frontal lobotomy!

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sorry judge I couldn't help myself they were all my type

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" He was quoted as saying that after he picked his target, he would imagine touching her body, and then tail them for about three months before finally making his move. "

TAIL THEM FOR 3 MONTHS!!! Guess they forgot to report that he is unemployed. This is one of the things that bugs me the most about Japan all the paedos and they way its almost accepted in society that "men" like young girls. If i had a daughter and this happened to her, one day in the future he would have me ridding up and then waited for him to turn down a narrow lane before attacking. Arghhhh

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How about "grabbed the girl from behind" ?

As I understand it, "grabbed" implies the contact area is just with the hands. "Hugged" implies the arms and torso are also in contact.

@since1981JUL. 12, 2015 - 08:59AM JST

* "on suspicion of molesting" / "was identified through street surveillance camera footage, has confessed to the charge" I'm confused!

Until he gets convicted by a court, he's a suspect. We don't know the quality of the footage and a confession may be forced. Do not let your hatred of paedophiles cause you to forget the vital legal principles that keep us, the small, weak People a modicum of safety against the brute power of the State.

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Another for the "only in Japan" file. This country has SERIOUS societal problems.

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"Another for the "only in Japan" file. This country has SERIOUS societal problems."

yep, could be related to post surrender syndrome.

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Another for the "only in Japan" file.

This kind of assault happens everywhere, I'm afraid. Japan is one of the few countries where such crimes are investigated and the perpetrators prosecuted.

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As I've said before its about time Japan started a sex offender register, this might give potential hentai something to think about before they commit these type of offences, I know its not going to stop all of them but its a small deterrent, also it will restricted them getting jobs in school and sensitive places. and if they are on a register, the police will know who they are and can keep ann eye on there movements.

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Poor guy,, I recommend a full course of Electro -Shock therapy followed by a full frontal lobotomy!

No need to be so drastic. Castration with a dull knife would suffice.

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As I've said before its about time Japan started a sex offender register,

And require anyone applying for job near children to obtain a police report stating that they have no convictions relating to child abuse or sexual assaults, etc.

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He licked her face folks. Ewwwwww

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leave him in a locked-room with ALL OF THE FATHERS of the young girls he offended .... #FatherlyJustice

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Law makers in the Diet are considering increasing penalties for sex crimes. It may be too late for this woman, but I hope such perverts get lots of jail time.

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Kazuaki: can I assume you don't have daughters?

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I have a daughter. I agree with Kazuaki....

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@Alan:

"Japan is one of the few countries where such crimes are investigated and the perpetrators prosecuted."

No, it's not.

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... and when this gets boring or a girl resists he will move on the the next stage. In jail, and let hopefully let the inmates who are fathers sort him out. Rough justice is sometimes the right justice.

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I have a daughter. I agree with Kazuaki....

Myself as well.

In jail, and let hopefully let the inmates who are fathers sort him out. Rough justice is sometimes the right justice.

This is Japan, not a movie in America.

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If he truly did what he did and what he says he has done I hope they lock him up for a very long time. Sadly, this being Japan, the story will probably just be drawn as manga and printed in a Weekly Jump with a 12 or 14 year old on the cover in a bikini, sold right next to the porn in the ice cream section of a convenience store. He'll get a slap on the wrist, and that's all. Hope the next girl is able to defend herself and do some serious damage.

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Sadly, this being Japan, the story will probably just be drawn as manga and printed in a Weekly Jump with a 12 or 14 year old on the cover in a bikini, sold right next to the porn in the ice cream section of a convenience store.

Really? Never knew that happened before. Do you have a link?

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Maybe it might help to stop sexualizing children in mangas and such and put an end to movies of women being assaulted / raped dressed as school girls. I don't have a daughter but seeing these things out there makes me sick. Read an article where a mother was ok with being paid 50,000 yen for men to take pictures of her little daughter in her bathing suit for 30 minutes. I was shocked and apparently it was legal! They call it U17 or something like that. I literally felt like throwing up. If he is let out, there is no doubt he will do it again. Guys like that don't just stop cause they got caught.

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Sadly, this being Japan, the story will probably just be drawn as manga and printed in a Weekly Jump with a 12 or 14 year old on the cover in a bikini, sold right next to the porn in the ice cream section of a convenience store.

Right on Smith. I've always wondered why those mangas feature girls so young (obviously minors) on the cover. LoL then we read news like this predator. It's like clockwork.

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