Man arrested for molesting woman in Kumamoto arcade


Police in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of molesting a 23-year-old woman in a shopping arcade.

According to police, the suspect, Kentaro Ikeda, who works for the Nagasaki City government, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was drunk and groped the woman on impulse.

Police said the incident occurred at around 3:20 a.m. Monday. The woman, who told police she did not know Ikeda, said he came up behind her as she was walking through the arcade in Chuo Ward and grabbed her breasts.

Ikeda told police he had come to Kumamoto for some fun with friends for the Golden Week holidays.

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We got half the usual excuse about being drunk and not remembering.

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Fast forward to the charges being dropped after he pays her off

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Imagine if that was your daughter.


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Ikeda told police he had come to Kumamoto for some fun with friends for the Golden Week holidays.

Im guessing being groped and spending hours and hours at the police station is not the kind of fun she was looking for. There will definitely be an out of court cash settlement. This also means the groping will not be recorded to keep the crime statistics low.

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About 10 years back.... we were having dinner with a new acquaintance and his wife. The conversation got to something about a rape case in the USA. His wife said she could never send their daughter to College in the USA for fear of her being raped. Yes, rape is a problem in the USA but I always felt that it might be a large problem in Japan too, especially since much of what happens goes unreported. Now, 10 years later, we're starting to see a lot more cases, precisely because more women are reporting these incidents. Hey.... it would be great if I were wrong, but with the number of groping cases, there was probably more of other things too.

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At least this guy owned up to it.

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Imagine if that was your daughter.

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