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Man arrested for molesting high school girl on street

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Police in Nishi-Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of molesting a high school girl as she walked home on May 11.

According to police, the suspect, Tatsuma Ishikawa, a part-time worker, came up behind the girl on the sidewalk at around 7:35 p.m., placed one hand over her mouth and put his other hand up her skirt, Fuji TV reported. After the girl resisted, he let go and ran away.

There was nobody in the area at the time. However, police said they were able to identify Ishikawa from street surveillance camera footage.

Police said Ishikawa has admitted to the charge and are questioning him about several similar incidents that have occurred in the vicinity since the beginning of the year.

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Too much to have asked for this loser to find himself a girlfriend, right? Japan's emasculated male population marches on regardless...

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Stressed from work. Too drunk to remember...wonder which excuse it will be.

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he won't be grouping any schoolgirls where he will be going.

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CCTV strikes again.

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gotta be aware guys, CCTV are everywhere

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I am confused... is being 20 considered an adult in Japan? There was another artcile where a guy was 20 or there about and someone said he would be charged as a minor.

The age in the US is 18 to be tried as an adult and generally anyone under 18 is considered a minor. Also was this highschool student of age? Not that it makes it any more right, but one could be a young girl and the other a young woman.

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is being 20 considered an adult in Japan?

Yes

There was another artcile where a guy was 20 or there about and someone said he would be charged as a minor.

No

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Ah, the ardent youth! You just can not help yourself when you realize the love behind the universe and want to feel somewhat complete as a human being, just for a second.

Except you can. Get yourself helped.

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he won't be grouping any schoolgirls where he will be going.

That's right. He will be the school girl where he is going.

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There was another artcile where a guy was 20 or there about and someone said he would be charged as a minor.

No

Yes. If the crime occurred when the suspect was a minor, the suspect is charged as a minor no matter how old they are when charged.

Stranger, your answer was too simplistic, which is to say it provided no clarity.

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Fair enough. That's a good clarification to be made.

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