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Man arrested for molesting woman walking home


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a university student in her 20s as she walked home in March.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on March 17 in Itabashi Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said that Ryo Itoda, of no fixed occupation, is accused of coming up behind the woman as she walked home from shopping and grabbing her. The woman told police he lifted up her shirt and then groped her breasts.

The woman broke free and ran to a nearby koban (police box). Police said Itoda surfaced as a suspect after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage and he was arrested earlier this week.

Itoda has denied the charge and remained silent, police said. They are also questioning him about a series of similar assaults in the Ikebukuro area since January.

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It sounds like he needs mental help. I am glad that she is OK! I hope that he gets the help that he needs.

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What he did was wrong! Not sure of his motives or mental capacity, but if he did that to my daughter and I caught him, let's just say he would much rather be in police custody.

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No sex offenders register.

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No sex offenders register.

And if there was one it would have changed nothing in this case. Even without one the articles tell us if the suspect was guilty, charged, suspected or imprisoned over other cases. You see the blank spaces on this guy? Its the first time he got caught so he never would have been on the list if it exited. It would have prevented precisely nothing.

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""similar assaults in the Ikebukuro area"" no kidding...

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"in March" a little stale news.

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@Aaron Brummett

"It sounds like he needs mental help"

They dont have such walk in help places, or they are expensive, and if you dont have the discount j-medical insurance your out of luck here.. and if your yen aint right, (Ryo Itoda, of no fixed occupation) you can hang it up.

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perhaps that may account for free roaming tramps, vagrancy , and loitering around, not to mention NO sex offender register., preying on women

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A friend of mine told me that In some areas there are "lurkers" "vagrants" roaming at dusk, and if you call the lobans, they will tell you they cant do anything if no crime has occurred.

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In America "lurkers" fill many graveyards..Japan is safe in that regard.

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Vanessa Carlisle

What have you got against a Sex Offenders Register?? Even if it didn't work it's hardly going to make things worse!!

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Ryo Itoda, of no fixed occupation

Lol, I love this. "no fixed abode" yes, but not this. It could actually make a lot of sense but it would be a great euphamism for a bum

."So, what do you do?"

"Aaah, no fixed occupation.."

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Guaranteed this man is in need of help, and Guaranteed he is NOT gonna get it.

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According to police, the incident occurred....,Fuji TV reported.

Confusing. Did the police say that Fuji TV reported the incident? Or did Fuji say the incident's details are according to police?

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