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Man arrested for molesting elementary schoolgirl

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Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Thursday that an unemployed 36-year-old man detained for molesting an elementary schoolgirl in June, was arrested in May for a similar offense.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Toshifumi Onaka, approached the 10-year-old girl as she was returning home from school and pretended to ask her for street directions, TV Asahi reported.

Police said that Onaka groped the girl repeatedly and tried to get her to let him go home with her so he could use the toilet.

Following his arrest, Onaka was quoted by police as saying that he is “interested in young girls.”

Onaka was arrested for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old girl in May, but released. Police are questioning him about his involvement in a number of similar offenses in the area since March.

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Following his arrest, Onaka was quoted by police as saying that he is “interested in young girls.”

And, he was arrested before and let go? WTF! Pleae, please lock this twisted turd up forever!

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Don't worry folks, I'm sure he'll be arrested again.

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Again we see someone has been arrested before for the same offense. As I said these kinds of people don't stop.

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This is one kind of crime I wish they would lock them up and throw away the key! If he gets to say he likes little girls he does not belong in our society.

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Onaka was arrested for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old girl in May, but released

Complete utter failure!!

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Why he was released on May for his first offense ..!!!!

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This man needs to be in prison for life

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If he's ever released again, catch him and put a heat-producing ointment on his genitals.

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Onaka was arrested for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old girl in May, but released.

I am waiting for an official explanation from the police authorities about the first arrest. Why was he released the first time? Was he prosecuted? Who were the policemen in charge for the first arrest? Did they properly follow the criminal procedure?

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Onaka was arrested for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old girl in May, but released.

Japan sorely needs a sex offender registry.

@Guillaume

Why was he released the first time? Was he prosecuted?

I feel your frustration. The Japanese media invariably leaves out these sorts of glaringly obvious key details, and rarely provides any form of inquisitive reporting or follow-up stories (it's not JT's fault, they rely on the Japanese wire services for this type of news). It ought to be simple journalism 101.

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^ Yeah, unfortunately we never seem to get much follow up in these cases with the most important information.

Hopefully this time he stays arrested for good.

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The guys name is Onaka but I myself cannot "stomach" this type of person. If you do not lock him up now, he may end up killing his next victim. It has happened a lot here.

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@DaDude

I agree - it goes to my "stomach" too however, "Onara" might have been an even more approriate name for him...

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Onaka was arrested for allegedly molesting a 7-year-old girl in May, but released.

So is pedophilia a mental disease or are these people born wired wrong somehow? It seems that so many of them are recidivists.

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Of course here they asked for it

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he should be in a mental hospital, not in jail. For some reason this is a psychological problem

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every report I read in Japanese said the girl was 8. Not sure where 10 years old comes from.

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How many victims are necessary before the justice system does what's right? One is enough in the US.

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Normal adults never ask children for directions.

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To hear a grown man say that he is interested in you g girls disgusts me ! He should have been put in prison a long time ago.

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