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Man arrested for sexually assaulting, strangling woman he met online


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 49-year-old man for sexually assaulting and strangling a woman he met on a social networking site. The suspect also possessed a knife at the time and used it to threaten his victim.

According to police, Dai Fukushima, a temp worker from Tokyo’s Hachioji City, is accused of assaulting a woman in her 20s, who is from Osaka Prefecture, at around 9 p.m. in a car on May 27 at a parking lot in Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture, Sankei Shimbun reported. While seated inside the rental car, Fukushima allegedly threatened to stab the woman with a knife. He then groped and sexually assaulted her before attempting to strangle her to death.

The woman was able to get out of the car and sought help from a passerby. Police said she is recovering in hospital.

Fukushima, who lives with three family members, has partially denied the charge, saying he did not intend to kill the woman.

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Probably not the first time for him. Get him off the streets. Good result for potentially terrible news.

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Meeting someone from the internet is not bad but just meet someone in public place. I'm glad she is save and who knows how many other victims he made.

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There are guys from Tinder who seem perfectly normal but as soon as they are alone turn into a sexual predator or send unsolicited sexual images. Be safe

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Thank God she escaped.

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Hopefully he is put away for lif.........wait, this is Japan. He'll be out in a couple of weeks.

And hopefully this woman has learned to never use that social network site again

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Locke him up and throw away the key. He will do it again.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Schools should teach about the dangers of internet dating. Then kids will grow up savvy.

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It won’t be a surprise if the pathetic prosecutors don’t bring charges against him or even if they do he’ll probably get a suspended sentence and roam the streets. Japanese prosecutors and legal system go hard on innocent of minor offenders and let dangerous people free until they kill someone!

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has partially denied the charge, saying he did not intend to kill the woman.

how can you partially deny something? strangling them but having no intent to kill them, always the same broken record answer. This is why I am very wary about online dating.

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Scary as@

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Tinder is designed specifically for hookups. That is their selling point. Naive people joining Tinder for friendships and language is kind a delusional believing the person that meet in person does not want physical contact.

Was the woman in a desperate situation because she had nowhere to live?

Did she have buyer remorse when she met him and realized he might strange or unattractive?

Was it a monetary transaction that went wrong?

No matter what, once the woman says no then it is hands off. Anything else can be considered assault whether it actually was or not. It all depends on the laws of the country.

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What's up with Saitama??

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Oxycodin - I wouldn't let him off so lightly.....

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These days all the CREEPS are online since they have NO LUCK in the real world. Online they lie about their age, upload fake photos, possibly not theirs, and they put together a very attractive profile.

This poor girl probably thought she was meeting a man around her age, handsome, and interesting until she got in the car and saw his CREEPY face.

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A simple advice, before you go to meet you online date, how about having few Video chats and see what he or she looks like and then decide.

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@Speed Whats up with Saitama? THe correct pronunciation Satinama

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