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Man arrested for molesting mentally disabled boy in park toilet

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a mentally disabled teenage boy in a park toilet.

Kazuo Yada, who is self-employed, has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun quoted police as saying. Police said Yada told them he had liked teenage boys for many years and that he had committed similar acts on the boy on at least 10 occasions.

According to police, the incident occurred on Oct 5 in a public toilet in a park in Suginami Ward. Police said Yada approached the boy as he was walking to school and asked him to go to the park. In the toilet, he fondled the lower half of the boy’s body.

Police said the boy told his parents what had happened and that Yada surfaced as a suspect after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage.

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Hopefully theres a special HELL waiting for people like this. Just sickening.

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He admitted to doing it on ten other occasions. This worthless piece of pond scum sounds like he wants to be punished for it. He’s going to be put away for a while, but given japans impotent “justice” system, it won’t be nearly long enough.

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Absolute scum of the earth. I wish that this perverted animal is fully castrated before being locked away for minimum 50 years.

I hope the poor disabled boy recovers mentally.

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People knock the police confessions system, but in this case the found out about 10 other rapes.

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Imagine if that was female

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Life in prison. He is a serial offender.

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So He likes boys........hmmm many issues going on with this sicko, meeds serious mental help but they saying the victim was mentally disabled , so was the predator in this case. Sick ____

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Disgraceful.

Jail for life so it'll be a lesson for the rest.

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Shameful behavior.

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Sankei Shimbun quoted police as saying. Police said Yada told them he had liked teenage boys for many years and that he had committed similar acts on the boy on at least 10 occasions.

He liked teenage boys? I like teenage boys too, especially my nephews but there's nothing nefarious to my emotions. I think it would be more accurate and appropriate to say that he was "attracted to teenage boys", not that he liked them.

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Seesaw7Nov. 25  10:36 pm JST

Disgraceful.

Jail for life so it'll be a lesson for the rest.

While I certainly don't disagree with a long jail term I fail to see how that's going to be a deterrent to others with aberrant and unacceptable sexual behavior. I think it's safe to say that most all sexual criminals realize that jail time awaits them if caught but little evidence that jailing one deters another. The best solution would probably be better identification and monitoring of potential sexual predators, better identification of potential victims and yes, there are what legal and police terminology refer to as "ideal victims" and counseling/ guidance for those "ideal victims" so that they don't then turn into predators themselves.

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IMO: He'll cry bow, apologize, shake, fart, pay a fine , and say he heard voices, have a memory dump, and may get a suspended sentence.

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People knock the police confessions system, but in this case the found out about 10 other rapes.

We don’t have any details to know whether this “police confession system” worked. The accused may simply have coughed up the information without having been repeatedly interrogated by the police without a lawyer present. There is far too little information to support your conclusion about the hostage justice system here.

We also don’t know whether the accused raped 10 other people because rape has a specific definition, which the reported case does not fit.

You are making huge leaps of logic based on very large assumptions.

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While I certainly don't disagree with a long jail term I fail to see how that's going to be a deterrent to others with aberrant and unacceptable sexual behavior. I think it's safe to say that most all sexual criminals realize that jail time awaits them if caught but little evidence that jailing one deters another.

Sexual offenders have high rates of recidivism, but typically not for sex crimes.

https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=271086

https://smart.ojp.gov/somapi/chapter-5-adult-sex-offender-recidivism

This is to say that imprisoning a sexual offender typically results in creating a different type of criminal. However, this is not to start that sexual predators should not be locked up.

The best solution would probably be better identification and monitoring of potential sexual predators, better identification of potential victims and yes, there are what legal and police terminology refer to as "ideal victims" and counseling/ guidance for those "ideal victims" so that they don't then turn into predators themselves.

You’re getting into the territory of “thought crimes” here. I agree that it’s important to better identify potential sexual predators and victims, the monitoring part gives me pause due to the implications to civil liberties.

Japan would do well, however, to implement on online sexual offenders list like many jurisdictions in the West have. It would allow people to research neighborhoods to see how many convicted sex offenders live in the area. It would also help ensure convicted sex offenders do not gain employment with potential victims (as a teacher, which we have seen happen).

Of course, adopting an online registry as mentioned above would require the Japanese to accept that they are lagging behind the West and then to use technology for something more important than a toilet seat.

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P Smith: Japan would do well, however, to implement on online sexual offenders list like many jurisdictions in the West have. It would allow people to research neighborhoods to see how many convicted sex offenders live in the area. It would also help ensure convicted sex offenders do not gain employment with potential victims (as a teacher, which we have seen happen).

If thought policing is a serious concern to you than online sexual criminal registration lists should also be. A little bit of research will show you that more than a few people have been put on them unfairly and have had their lives ruined over it.

What I meant by monitoring potential victims is to use the knowledge that we have with regards to children most likely to become victims and to help them in whatever way we can to avoid becoming victims. Victims often turn into predators so giving them guidance and counseling so as to how to protect themselves from and recognize potential predators is not so much thought policing as it is preventative action. It’s to help prevent them being hurt themselves and hopefully, prevent them from them becoming predators themselves.

Helping children who are at risk, whether it be from sexual predators, dropping out of school, joining gangs, etc. is something that benefits those children and society as a whole. I’m not really sure how you get thought policing out of that.

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