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Man arrested for sexually molesting junior high school girl in library

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 42-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of sexually molesting a 13-year-old junior high school girl for about 30 minutes in a library.

According to police, Tatsuya Iwabuchi is accused of groping the second-year junior high school student’s breasts in the library in Shinjuku Ward between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Sept 22, Fuji TV reported. The girl was seated near a book shelf, out of sight from other people in the library.

Police said Iwabuchi sat beside the girl, groped her and then moved away. He came back and repeated the incident. The girl left the library and reported the incident at a nearby koban (police box). Police said she told them she had been too frightened to move or call out for help.

Iwabuchi was identified after an analysis of surveillance camera footage. 

Police said Iwabuchi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library. I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

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book worm!

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Police said Iwabuchi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library. I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

As much as I am repulsed by the suspect's alleged behavior, I am also turned off by what continually appears to be police-suggested confessions instead of actual confessions.

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I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library. I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

That is a completely original excuse. I have learned something new today.

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"42-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of sexually molesting a 13-year-old junior high school girl"

Another sick, dusty, thirsty, slob, loser, waste of human space: groped her and then moved away. He came back and repeated the incident, and survives in j-land

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

And he will like get released with no charges and repeat the crime again soon.

This is too common in Japan, and I've never seen perpetrators punished enough to make cause a deterrence. The most severe sentence you can possibly get from rapes is just going to be suspended sentence, as long as no one was killed. And sentencing is especially light when it is against young girls, as the courts generally will not accept their testimonies due to their age, rapists of younger girls rarely even get to the prosecution stage, and are free to repeat their crimes as many times as they want.

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The vernacular media reported the details of the crime a bit differently. Page 5 of Nikkan Gendai put it like this: 女子中学生の肩にイチモツのせた。Definitely not "groped," since no hands were involved.

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If you get aroused when entering a library, I got a good solution for that. Don’t visit libraries. Read books online and avoid jail time as well as scarring innocent people for life.

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Something is seriously wrong, I am not sure if only recently or has this been going on here for a while, but either way, there has to be a reason and I just can't put my finger on it yet.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

 and I just can't put my finger on it yet.

Probably not the best choice of words. The suspect here used something bigger than his finger, though.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Poor girl. Since he will be out of jail and offending others soon, will he at least be banned from public libraries and branches in the ward? In the city? In the prefecture?

*- “Iwabuchi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library. I couldn’t control my sexual urge.” -*

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Which, @commanteer 8:37pm, …the article, … the @8:06pm comment … or, both?

@commanteer 8:37pm: “Probably not the best choice of words.” The suspect here used something bigger than his finger, though.”-

According to @NCISreruns 7:28pm did he put something on her “shoulder”[?] or, as the article states her “chest”? -

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…she had been too frightened to move or call out for help.

Select the book you intend to read and an additional biggest available tome, something with art, paintings, photography and such. And then hammer those perverts with that one , such, so they not even can spell the Abc after that. No need to be frightened or call, it’s a quite silent response.

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Instead of going to a library to get sexually aroused he should have joined the rest of the salary men in a adult book store looking at porno!

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Libraries are probably the least sexy places imaginable... Unless there was a sexy librarian at this particular library. The guy is just a pedophile, he probably would have done the same thing anywhere if given the opportunity.

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Let the male members of the girl's family deal with him.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Props for his creative cock and bull excuse. I mean you do you, buddy - no kink shaming here - but sexually assaulting a minor? Yeah, straight to jail with you; no passing "Go".

Also, not victim shaming at all but to anyone unfortunate enough to be in this situation: scream at the top of your lungs. Not only is this usually enough to startle the perp but it draws the attention of the crowd.

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I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library.

Well, I mean the Dewey Decimal system can be a cerebral aphrodisiac.

For psychos.

Laminated pamphlets could also be classified as a rampage starter as well.

For lunatics.

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"...I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

Asiaman7

...I am also turned off by what continually appears to be police-suggested confessions instead of actual confessions.

That was my first thought also when I read his 'statement'. Not only does it seem an unusual thing to say in such a circumstance, but the wording in all of these 'statements' by these crippled people is so similar. In fact, in America under similar conditions, such a statement worded like this would send him straight to the locked psyche ward and not for his behavior, per se, but for the psychotic and casual matter-of-factness which it suggests. "Oh yeah, just my sex urge, nothing to see here folks..." Poor girl. I hope she has a good counselor to help mitigate any PTSD this trauma may have induced, but still, a lifetime memory she really didn't need or deserve.

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"I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

This old canard again? How many times have we heard that.

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Yo’ Hen’Na’ Ojisan, this isn’t a video…you’re under Arrest.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

The excuses from these guys are always funny but this is probably the best one I've seen.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

The vernacular media reported the details of the crime a bit differently. Page 5 of Nikkan Gendai put it like this: 女子中学生の肩にイチモツのせた。Definitely not "groped," since no hands were involved.

I've never heard that term before and had to look it up. Seems to be a euphemism for a man's genitals. Disgusting behaviour. I've a daughter that just turned 13 and if this happened to her, I'd not let this pervert get off lightly.

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" I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

At 42 you don't know who to direct your urge to. He's just another loser on earth.

the family must be so sad now.

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I wish the girl was a judo expert or something and absolutely smashed this Creep! That may make him learn to "control his urges" in future!

Good on her for reporting it though, that in itself would have taken a lot of courage in japan with its abysmal record when dealing with this sort of behaviour!

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"I've a daughter that just turned 13 and if this happened to her, I'd not let this pervert get off lightly."

I hoping one of these, do something like that near a base.

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since he can't control his sexual urge why don't the govt help him out and snip his little thingy off.... problem solved!

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Like Harry above said. Let’s hope she has a family member with some balls who will go after him and convince him it’s not worth doing again, scum!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

He's reading her like a book

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The only thing he'll be reading in jail is the magazine Blueboy.

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Horrible experience for the poor girl but good for her for going to the cops.........what an absolute weirdo

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He gets Turned on when he enters a Library, That's One SICK Dude ....

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“I get turned on whenever I set foot in a library. I couldn’t control my sexual urge.”

Really?!? That's something a character in a manga or anime would say :-P

Is that his actual recorded statement? Or is that just loosely translated to what was recorded?

I guess it really doesn't matter unless he hopes to use it as a defense (i.e., mentally sick) later. I guess on the positive side he did confess to the crime? IDK ... still a sick bastard...

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