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Man arrested for sexual assault after victim filmed him fleeing

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s last week.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on May 26 at the entrance to the woman’s apartment building in Toshima Ward, Kyodo News reported. The suspect, Tomoaki Watanabe, whose occupation is unknown, is accused of groping the breasts and lower body of the woman.

Police said Watanabe followed the victim for several hundred meters to her apartment building. The woman was able to use her smartphone to film Watanabe as he fled from the building entrance after assaulting her. She immediately called 110.

Police found Watanabe on a street about 450 meters away from the crime scene. Following his arrest, he was quoted by police as saying “I did it because I was stressed out.”

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“I did it because I was stressed out.”

What an ahole! Imagine how stressed out the poor girl is now you douche bag!

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Jesus,, go and watch some porn or something instead.

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what a "excuse"...

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Found 450 meters from the crime scene? What? Did he wanna be caught? He needs to watch more crime shows and learn it's better to get far away as possible.

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Following his arrest, he was quoted by police as saying “I did it because I was stressed out.”

In a country that boasts some very creative adult toys, he couldn't have just popped into an adult shop for a "stress relieving" item? Or you know, watch some "stress relieving" material online? Instead, he caused stress and trauma to someone else and has now thrown his life away. All for what? A few minutes of gratification? Idiot.

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SpeedToday 08:14 am JST

Found 450 meters from the crime scene? What? Did he wanna be caught? He needs to watch more crime shows and learn it's better to get far away as possible.

Are you really giving advice to men on how to get away with sexual assault? Duuuuude ...

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Not advocating for it but Japan has a massive sex industry that caters to the ‘stress’ that Watanabe is mentioning…

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Quick thinking and presence of mind from part of the victim, she is not going to erase the terrible experience she was subjected to, but at least the culprit is no longer going to do the same to other people.

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I had an idea a few years back when smart phones and custom start phone covers became the rage to include a taser attachment for women walking alone at night. Everybody laughed at my idea.

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Good to read she’s ok and acted quickly. Hope she can get some counseling.

Sorry Rodney, still snickering a little about your idea there. Someone will put it to their ear to answer and push the wrong button.

Hows about wear a taser bra and panties# instead for the daily commute?

(#patentpending)

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There’s only digital, quasi semi-physical proof so far that she has stalked him per making unwanted video footage, then violated his privacy by publishing the movie and accusing him. She’s only very lucky that he has already admitted to have done it. Usually, a video showing someone running and then accusing that person, wouldn’t have an easy stand at a justice court. Anybody can create or falsify such video footage nowadays.

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Sven, he admitted it.

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Sven AsaiToday 02:13 pm JST

There’s only digital, quasi semi-physical proof so far that she has stalked him per making unwanted video footage, then violated his privacy by publishing the movie and accusing him. She’s only very lucky that he has already admitted to have done it. Usually, a video showing someone running and then accusing that person, wouldn’t have an easy stand at a justice court. Anybody can create or falsify such video footage nowadays.

Right, because women always chase men down the street filming them, and then use that footage to .. Um... something something something bad um ... women lie ... ummmmm... men good! Women bad! beats chest

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How is this "stress relieving" sexual gratification? Seems more like a bully who wants to abuse a young girl in the worst way to make himself feel powerful. Pitiful.

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How about just sticking to facts and presenting examples of where such video evidence like this recent incident worked out in getting justice for both the victim and the accused?

Jun 3, 2019: https://worldofbuzz.com/watch-man-falls-flat-face-trying-escape-2-girls-molested-train/ -

“I simply felt like I had to film it,” said the high school boy who filmed the incident. “You can call it a sense of justice, it could be evidence.”

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