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Man arrested for molesting guy he thought was a woman

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a man whom he thought was a woman.

According to police, the incident occurred on a street in Taito Ward in April. The suspect, Kenichi Sato, a company employee, forcibly kissed the man, who is in his 20s, and fondled his chest before he realized his victim was not a woman, Fuji TV reported. After the victim resisted, Saito fled.

However, the incident was captured on street surveillance camera footage, which led to Saito’s arrest.

Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was drunk at the time and that the man was wearing what he thought were women’s clothes.

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Aerosmith defense?

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Could've been worse---could've molested a woman thinking she was a man!

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Should've gone to Specsavers.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

"In my defense, clearly, I had no intention of molesting that man."

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Instant karma

6 ( +6 / -0 )

LOL, this man’s name is out there for everyone to see. If he still has a job he will be a laughing stock among all his colleagues and they will never stop. If he quits no one will hire him all good.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Quite telling to see how many here find molestation amusing.

Quite right. Nothing at all amusing about this story. Must restrain the impulse to laugh.....

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Titillation article of the day?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

We definitely need the surveillance camera footage...

5 ( +5 / -0 )

@laguna

Haha I see what you did there!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Ha-ha. The story has really ended up a ludicrous farce. Yes, this time around, it makes a lot of sense that he was drunk at the time. :‑)

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The wonder of Beer goggles eh !

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I sometimes have to ask my partner, is that a man or women?

4 ( +7 / -3 )

“It’s a trap!”

4 ( +4 / -0 )

This is such a gut busting side splitting dying of laughter story!!:-)

4 ( +5 / -1 )

I’ll have to invite my old mate from Dumfries over and have him wear his kilt at night.

He’d sort this kind of thing out.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Some people really look ambiguous today in that guy's defense, but that groper got what he deserves. Poor victim though, I can't imagine him telling that story to his friends, coworkers and family: "He guys, guess what, I just got molested today - by a guy"

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I none of you splitting your sides today never get assaulted.

I have been. More than once. But like the victim in the story, I was a grown man. And I laughed about it later. (Of course, I was annoyed at the time.) There are "assaults," and there are assaults. No reason to confuse the two.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Funny as hell!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Laguna! LOL

2 ( +3 / -1 )

must have been one of these boy band members, can’t tell the difference sometimes.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

@knicknacknockkaer....

.LOL....instant karma indeed.

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@toasted

Not the molestation itself, more so the fact that this idiot ended up molesting a man....and got a little just dearest. Soap box must be a bit crowded up there today.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Says as much about a certain aspect of Japan as it does about a certain section of foreign residents.

Yes, it says that some of us handle things differently than others.

As a male, I probably be disgusted by it in the moment, but I know it would very quickly become a 'you're not going to believe what just happened' story to tell my friends. I very much would be laughing it off.

Why would I let it get to me? Sometimes you just have to be able to laugh at things or you're going to go nuts. If you find it to be no laughing matter, I respect that, but please don't judge those of us who would handle it differently.

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After the victim resisted, Saito fled.

Define "resisted"

the incident was captured on street surveillance camera footage

I'm sure this got a huge pop back at the precinct. How long do we have to wait until it's on youtube? does anyone have a link?

the man was wearing what he thought were women’s clothes

It probably was

Quite telling to see how many here find molestation amusing.

9 times out of ten, molestation is definitely not a laughing matter and is a very serious crime.

but that 1 time out of ten, when it's under absurd circumstances, it's a very entertaining situation!

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incarceration

More than likely not, particularly if it's a first offense.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

I don’t care what kind of person the molester thought he was assaulting, nor what kind of person it actually was. Assault is assault. Nothing funny about it.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Desert, auto correct

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Comeuppance!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It's August and this took place in April? That was a long wait.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

How did it go that far?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Double jeopardy!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

So funny, made my day.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

He needs to get with the times, coming out is becoming a norm in Japan.

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I don’t find anything amusing about this.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Molestation is socially unacceptable, but it is another, albeit unwelcome, reminder of the deep-rooted, ineradicable biological drive that along with its undisputed delights causes us humans so much grief and pain, the only cure for which seems to be old age and death.

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A person was sexually molested, and the majority here thinks this is funny. Shame on you.

Says as much about a certain aspect of Japan as it does about a certain section of foreign residents.

I have been. More than once. But like the victim in the story, I was a grown man. And I laughed about it later.

I'm sorry you had to endure that. But not everyone has your fortitude to just brush it off.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Soap box must be a bit crowded up there today.

Yes, I've got my high horse up there, too.

I none of you splitting your sides today never get assaulted.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

I’ve heard a lot of young Japanese men mistake erse for quim.

With apologies to the film Rob Roy.

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Ahhh, where to begin here? You could literally go to any major train station in Japan at any time of day and spot at least 3 of these, if not more, Japanese guys who are more feminine and prettier than women. I'm sure Kenichi got what he was looking for, his victim just wasn't paid well enough.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Quite telling to see how many here find molestation amusing.

Japan sure does attract some interesting people.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

A person was sexually molested, and the majority here thinks this is funny. Shame on you.

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