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Man arrested for molesting woman playing Pokemon Go

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Police in Hino, Tokyo, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in her 20s as she was walking along a street, playing Pokemon Go.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:10 a.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman told police she was engrossed in her smartphone, playing Pokemon Go, when a man suddenly came up from behind her, put one hand over her mouth and put his other hand up her skirt.

The woman was able to scream and a police officer on patrol nearby came to her assistance. The suspect, identified as Toshihiko Satake, was arrested at the scene and charged with indecent assault.

Satake, a company employee, was quoted by police as saying he was overcome by an urge to hug the woman.

The woman said she did not know Satake.

Police said there have been several similar assaults reported in the same area this year and are questioning Satake about his involvement in those incidents.

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Glad he was caught. Depending on how far his fingers went, he could also be charged with rape.

-11 ( +9 / -20 )

Glad he was caught. Depending on how far his fingers went, he could also be charged with rape.

Too much information there

6 ( +10 / -4 )

"he was overcome by an urge to hug the woman. "

sounds reasonable...

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Who exactly taught this man how to hug?!

15 ( +16 / -1 )

Who exactly taught this man how to hug?!

Right? It must have been really awkward for him at family and school gatherings.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Glad he was caught. Depending on how far his fingers went, he could also be charged with rape.

Depending on when it happened, one could almost say he was caught red-handed.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Let's hope he won't end up with one of those "Free hugs" posters

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

The man made a tactical error. If he had simply groped her rather than putting his hand over her mouth, she might not have noticed as she was so engrossed by Pokeman Go.

I'm not blaming the woman for the crime. No, no, no! Imbeciles who are mesmerized like that are totally innocent.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

Seriously, the mentality of these folks... is just... I'm speechless.

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Bill Murphy: "I'm not blaming the woman for the crime. No, no, no! Imbeciles who are mesmerized like that are totally innocent."

As long as blaming the victim is alive and well, this kind of crime will be too. Well done, pal.

Doesn't matter if the person is playing Pokemon Go, the offender is drunk, or what have you, it is flat out wrong. It's unbelievable what some people are posting, and the jokes are disgusting as well. In fact, that she was playing Pokemon Go is completely irrelevant; groping is such a problem here that you hear constantly about the police and fire fighters, and other civil servants doing it, and they even have to create things like "women only" cars on trains.

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Satake, a company employee, was quoted by police as saying he was overcome by an urge to hug the woman.

So you commit sexual battery on an innocent gal walking home late? What a loser.

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at ogimachi park, osaka, i saw the other night a crowd of thousands of people. i did not know what was happening. soon after i learn they are hunting (or whatever is the appropriate term) pokemons. all peaceful, minding own business.

now imagine central park, NY, the muggings, pickpocketing, raping...

japan is unique, extremely peaceful

0 ( +0 / -0 )

They should admonish him to "Pokemon go, and sin no more..."

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

It's a sad fact of the world today that a young woman should not be walking the streets alone in the small hours of the AM, especially fixated on finding a flipping Pokemon and not paying attention to what was going on around her. I'm not blaming her at all, but it seems she forgot her commonsense for the sake of finding a Pokemon. There are just too many creeps around these days to be so careless.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

The idiot!

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"he was overcome by an urge to hug the woman". What's up with some of the Japanese dudes? How about introducing yourself and going from there?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Psychological evaluation coming right up.

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Don't know why there are so many thumbs down. Better look up the definition of rape

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