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Man arrested for sexually assaulting woman as she slept in her apartment

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman as she slept in her apartment in July last year.

The incident came to light after police found footage of the assault filmed on the suspect’s smartphone, Kyodo News reported. It appears that the woman was unaware of the incident while it occurred.

According to police, Tetsuro Morita, a company employee from Suginami Ward, entered the woman’s apartment in the same ward last July. Police said Morita was able to get in because the front door was unlocked. Morita is accused of sexually assaulting the woman while she remained asleep in her bed.

In June, Morita broke into the same woman’s apartment again, but this time the woman woke up and Morita fled. 

Morita was identified through street surveillance camera footage outside the apartment building. Following his arrest, police found footage of the sexual assault filmed on Morita’s smartphone last July. 

Police said Morita has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “The woman was my type.”

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Morita is accused of sexually assaulting the woman while she remained asleep in her bed.

She did not even wake up?? How is that even possible?

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There suggests something really messed up in a society when "She was my type" is consistently used by offenders as an excuse.

I didn't realize it was acceptable in any way to sexually assault "one's type".

I'm not entirely sure what that says about society here, but I don't like it.

20 ( +20 / -0 )

There are millions of this type. They are everywhere. He felt entitled.

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Why would you sleep with your door unlocked??

(n.b. I'm not for a second suggesting that this diminishes the crime in any way, I just find it quite puzzling)

19 ( +22 / -3 )

Wow, he got some serious balls to return, glad he did.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Reminds me of the Spanish language movie “Sleeptight”

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She did not even wake up?? How is that even possible?

These were my first thoughts because we so strongly associate sexual assault with rape. Rape is a form of sexual assault, but there are others.

The following are examples from the US, but seem likely apply here.

The actions are defined by state law and can therefore differ by jurisdiction. However, some common examples of sexual assault include:

*Fondling, kissing, or making *unwanted bodily contact;

Forcing another person to perform or receive oral sex;

Forcing a tongue, mouth, finger, penis, or an object on another person's anus, penis, or vagina; and

Forced masturbation.

https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-charges/sexual-assault-overview.html

Unwanted bodily contact can occur via bodily fluid in most jurisdictions.

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For the people wondering how she didn't wake up when it happened...

Isn't it possible she was drunk...? It would also explain why she might forget to lock her door.

Let's keep the attention on the sicko who thinks this is the way to show his "affection" for a woman.

Still can't get over how many dudes here think like that.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

He went back again? Was the door open again?

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SkippToday  04:39 pm JST

For the people wondering how she didn't wake up when it happened...

Isn't it possible she was drunk...? It would also explain why she might forget to lock her door.

Let's keep the attention on the sicko who thinks this is the way to show his "affection" for a woman.

Still can't get over how many dudes here think like that.

Totally. I've woken up after a big night out with my front door wide open still.

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Two counts of unlawful entry and a sexual assault. This creep should be facing at least a decade behind bars.

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Well, it will not be published here but in a few months, there will be a small article in Japanese about how this guy is not prosecuted.

The fact is Japan rarely prosecute rape, and even when they do, the maximum possible sentence is generally suspended sentence. The rapists also will suffer zero societal consequences.

I think you would be hard pressed to find a single case of a Japanese rapist actually serving time for rape/sexual assault.

This guy will undoubtedly repeat his offense, and no matter how many times he repeats his rape offense, he will never be punished by the legal system.

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Lol, why would ya record it?

Criminals are doubly stupid

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The fact is Japan rarely prosecute rape, and even when they do, the maximum possible sentence is generally suspended sentence. The rapists also will suffer zero societal consequences.

Wouldn’t he have been charged with rape if it was a suspected rape? Video evidence is extremely damning.

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@Kniknaknokkaer

Totally. I've woken up after a big night out with my front door wide open still.

I mean, it's totally plausible. I've forgotten to lock the door sometimes just from sheer exhaustion. Being blackout drunk would explain both her not waking really waking up when it happened and the unlocked front door. I'm wondering if he'd been following her and knew she would be incapacitated enough to be incapable of fighting off his attack or calling for help.

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Totally. I've woken up after a big night out with my front door wide open still.

Well, I woke up sleeping on my shoes in the entrance but at least I made it home. My buddy made it home without his pants one crazy night. Hard to beat that.

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Wouldn’t he have been charged with rape if it was a suspected rape? Video evidence is extremely damning.

It doesnt even matter if the rapist admit to rape + video evidence. Because the punishment for rape is very light in Japan even with guilty conviction. You'd get higher punishment for shoplifting in most cases.

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In Japan it appears that when some one commits rape they get out on the "Escape Clause".

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As for the women getting assaulted in her sleep and not knowing what happened seems to be a little bit odd. Okay, lets say she was drunk, but lets also think the next morning she would have known something was not right. Perhaps there was a guy who was there earlier with her left and she forgot to lock the door afterwards, and the neighbor just so happen to continue the happy ending. Odd situation, she will now close and lock her doors among other things, the neighbor he will get away with nothing harder than what he left with and a soft sentence!

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Recorded on his smartphone.

You all know what he's been watching, and how his mind got to where it is.

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LegrandeJuly 28  11:08 pm JST

Recorded on his smartphone.

You all know what he's been watching, and how his mind got to where it is.

One thing smartphones are definitely not doing is making anyone smarter.

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Door unlocked, kept asleep.

Was she drunk or under drugs ?

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A lot of Japanese people I know don't lock their doors. When we bought our house, the previous owner did not even know where the key for the front door was, we found it later, hanging on a hook.

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Lol, why would ya record it?

Criminals are doubly stupid

It's usually for their gratification later. They think they can get away with it....yes they are stupid.

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While I suppose it's possible the perp could have gone around trying locks to find an open apartment, stumbled upon a sleeping woman, who then failed to notice his presence, to me it just seems too coincidental to be plausible, not to mention brazen. With a risk / reward ratio so unfavourable, there just has to be more to the story.

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Hello Kitty 321Today 09:37 am JST

A lot of Japanese people I know don't lock their doors. When we bought our house, the previous owner did not even know where the key for the front door was, we found it later, hanging on a hook.

This is very true with Japanese people living in rural areas or on small islands where they all know each other.

In the cities however with dense population and many unknown people next to you I would not recommend to do that. City life changed during the last decades. Still Japanese cities are crime-low, but surely not crime-free.

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 It appears that the woman was unaware of the incident while it occurred.

Well, when that word gets out, he'll never get another date.

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P. SmithJuly 28  04:31 pm JST

She did not even wake up?? How is that even possible?

These were my first thoughts because we so strongly associate sexual assault with rape. Rape is a form of sexual assault, but there are others.

The following are examples from the US, but seem likely apply here.

The actions are defined by state law and can therefore differ by jurisdiction. However, some common examples of sexual assault include:

*Fondling, kissing, or making *unwanted bodily contact;

Forcing another person to perform or receive oral sex;

Forcing a tongue, mouth, finger, penis, or an object on another person's anus, penis, or vagina; and

Forced masturbation.

https://www.findlaw.com/criminal/criminal-charges/sexual-assault-overview.html

Unwanted bodily contact can occur via bodily fluid in most jurisdictions.

The Geneva Convention and the US Uniform Code of Military Justice clearly defines rape as 'any penetration, however slight is enough to complete the offense'. Fondling or kissing certainly doesn't fall under that category. But anything involving a sex organ does. Bill Cosby 'fingered' the women and they didn't consent, so that's rape. Inserting a penis into a mouth, nose or ear qualifies as that too.

The biggest factor is that the other party is not concenting and ths woman cetainly wasn't, she was asleep. therefore, it's a rape. And the Big Dummy recorded it too.

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