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Man arrested for sexually molesting teenage girl

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Police in Hino, Tokyo, have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a teenage school girl last month.

According to police, Aren Sakurai followed the girl for several hundred meters as she was walking home from a train station on the afternoon of Sept 28, Fuji TV reported. When there were no passersby in the vicinity, he came up behind the, put his hand up her school uniform skirt and fondled her. 

Police said Sakurai, who was identified through street surveillance camera footage, has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he never touched the girl.

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Good thing there were cctv cameras in place.

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Japanese men seem to have some serious issues controlling themselves when it comes to leaving woman alone.

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Almost everyday we have this kinda of news... It seems Japanese men have a serious problem with young women... Gross..

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The problem as I see it is that many so called men think they can get away with such acts due to laxed or no penalties, this sexual predator should not only be locked away for a long time, but also rehabilitated and registered in some case GPS monitored. These measures will help prevent others like him from even thinking about it.

Secondly I think in high risk areas school girls don't need to leave schools with uniforms, but change and leave school with casual clothing , as many predators target girls with uniforms, it's like wearing a flashing light .

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Secondly I think in high risk areas school girls don't need to leave schools with uniforms, but change and leave school with casual clothing , as many predators target girls with uniforms, it's like wearing a flashing light .

No. men need to be taught and need to learn to leave others alone no matter what the other is wearing.

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this stuff makes my blood boil. Also I have a daughter here. I once asked a native customer why these thinks happen so often here (after he had had a few. His reply was we are all lolicons, referring to j men.

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There have been some arguments raised recently about consent. They say that we are primed for the default answer being yes unless someone says no. Many psychologist are saying that this can create tension as some people perceive no differently. They say we need to start getting people to understand that the default answer is no unless you are given permission to the same way it works with many other things.

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Self defense lessons for school girls. He can’t deny it if he has a broken nose.

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@goodlucktoyou

I disagree. The correct response to violence is not even more violence. Following your logic we'll all be walking around with guns one day.

The correct response is for the courts to treat these cases much more severely. For example, drunkeness should be disregarded as an excuse.

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"Japanese men seem to have some serious issues controlling themselves when it comes to leaving woman alone..."but they look good in comparison to certain "world leaders"....

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My point is not about violence, it is about leaving evidence so the scum can’t deny it and do it again.

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@Kobe White Bar Owner

"His reply was we are all lolicons, referring to j men." for how long?

https://www.youtube.com/user/chave1981/videos?app=desktop

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"24-year-old man put his hand up the teenage school girl school uniform skirt and fondled her. "

pedophile sex offender, sexual assault lock this jookie up for 15 yrs.

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@P. SmithToday  08:31 am JST

Well, regardless of the presence of gropers, I think many girls (and boys) would welcome the right to choose their clothing to be restored to them as soon as the bell rings, so this is killing two birds with one stone.

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Well, regardless of the presence of gropers, I think many girls (and boys) would welcome the right to choose their clothing to be restored to them as soon as the bell rings, so this is killing two birds with one stone.

This may very well be, but it’s completely irrelevant to implying that the victim’s clothing is responsible for the attack.

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nintendogirl

Almost everyday we have this kinda of news... It seems Japanese men have a serious problem with young women... Gross

Almost everyday "we have this kind of news", because there is nothing more serious to report in Japan. Yes, this chikan stuff is gross, but it is not on the same level as e.g. murder. I would suggest that whereever your home country is, this would not even make the news.

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wowyz

"24-year-old man put his hand up the teenage school girl school uniform skirt and fondled her. "

pedophile sex offender, sexual assault lock this jookie up for 15 yrs

Pedophilia is much worse than this. Lets stop trivializing the term.

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Disgraceful behaviour. Why does any one ingulge in such disgusting behaviour? Why didn't he just get himself a girlfriend? As it is, he may find he will be regularly molested by Mr Big inside.....

And I agree with self defence classes/martial arts classes for all girls and women. These so called "men" won't be so keen to molest and attack women if they know they could get hurt..... At my Taekwondo club there are some females with a fearsome ability to defend themselves in need.

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Japans mainstream knows something is wrong, but saying nothing therefore they do nothing. I am sorry but you can't blame this on men. If you look at the culture when kids are separated in classroom boys from girls that is when it starts. Mothers treat their sons to also think this way. Until women starting demanding more and pushing back only then will things start to change, but because they are voiceless this will continue

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Women stop fear, defend yourselves, lear martial arts, be brave agaist these cowards !!.. Broke some noses and balls !!..

Japanese men seem to have some serious issues controlling themselves 

It happens in all countries, cut the drama..

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It happens in all countries, cut the drama..

I know it happens in all countries. The question is whether it happens at a higher per capita rate here in Japan than other countries. Given the severe underreporting of rape here, I would guess that groping happens more here than in other countries.

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wowyz

pedophile sex offender, sexual assault lock this jookie up for 15 yrs.

How about some perspective? This was totally creepy behaviour, but nothing remotely close to rape or murder.

Keep in mind that in another article in another section here, a guy got 14 years for MURDER.

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