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Man arrested for molesting 6-year-old boy in shopping center toilet

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Police in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 27-year-old male caregiver on suspicion of molesting a 6-year-old boy in the toilet at a shopping mall.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the boy had come to the mall with his family from Gunma Prefecture.

Police said that when the boy went to the toilet by himself, the suspect, Yusuke Arai, followed him and molested him in a cubicle. Store surveillance camera footage showed Arai going into the toilet right after the boy, police said.

The boy told his mother that a man had touched his lower body parts and she contacted police.

Police said Arai has denied the charge.

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Put this scum away!

11 ( +14 / -3 )

This is just a bigger call to screen and licence all those who work with children.What a scumbag hope he get prison time for this..

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Let's see..."I was stressed from overwork, so I wanted to see what it was like to molest a child, but I was drunk and don't remember a thing"

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Sounds like that molester caught recently that said he prefers children because they are less likely to put up a fight. Hopefully this piece of scum won't be doing any more care-giving.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Never let kids into the gents on their own.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

And he is a caregiver? :O

3 ( +5 / -2 )

This is just a bigger call to screen and license all those who work with children.

How exactly would you screen them? Q:Are you a pedophile? A: Yes. Is that a problem? Obviously people with a criminal history are able to be screened but how would that work in this case where the suspect has no known history of molestation?

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Northernlife at Jul. 25, 2016 - 08:10AM JST "This is just a bigger call to screen and licence all those who work with children"

The arrested man was a caregiver for elderly/disabled persons, not children.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

give him life. predators should not be allowed to roam free in society. especially that he preys upon children. life.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Wow, it seems like everybody has already sentenced this guy. It's not proven YET he touched or molested the kid. Social media has taken the essence of humanity and intelligence from people. Waiting on the further denouements. If he is guilty chuckle him, on the contrary let him go.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Wow, it seems like everybody has already sentenced this guy.

well there is video showing him going into the same toilet stall as the 6 yr old and the 6 yr old said he had his private parts touched. Do you think he tripped into the stall?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Safe Japan....

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Video shows him going into the toilet after the kid. It doesn't show him going into the same stall.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Now the suspect has frittered away his trust completely. Chances are that the suspect would lose not only the current caregiver's job but also his future jobs even before being convicted. Hope the boy will somehow repair his emotional damage in due course.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The boy told his mother that a man had touched his lower body parts and she contacted police.

Somehow, I don't think a six-year-old would think of "making this up"...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I sure hope Japan don't jump on the idiot transgender bathroom wave, or this will increase. Target stores have already had 3 or 4 pervs who were caught, and one just last week for snapping pics of people and children in the bathroom.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

OMG. What abt a thought for the elderly and disabled he was "caring" for.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

What a dirty bugger, if he is guilty of course.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He should not have done that.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

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