Man arrested for sexually molesting woman after following her from restaurant


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 40-year-old Turkish man on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in her 20s at a train station.

According to police, the incident occurred on the night of Dec 27 near the ticket vending machine at JR Okachimachi Station in Taito Ward, Fuji TV reported. The suspect, who did not know the woman, had earlier shared a table with her at a restaurant. After she left, he followed her to the train station where he allegedly groped her, police said.

Police said the suspect, who was identified after an analysis of station surveillance camera footage, has denied the charge.

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Why is the guy's nationality relevant?

-14 ( +13 / -27 )

Per the usual here, perhaps don’t read too much into it at this point?

They “shared a table” could mean any number of things in many of Tokyo’s smaller dining establishments. -

Hoping the victim recovers from her trauma and that there is a speedy and fair handling of justice for ‘the accused’.

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You have point @Mickelicious 3:34pm.- Usually occupation or employment status take the front seat in these “Crime” stories.

Then again, aren’t ALL male foreigners here, at least, employed, students, here on a sponsored ‘work-internship’ program or, in some type of legitimate business ?

* -@Mickelicious 3:34pm**: “Why is the guy's nationality relevant?” -*

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Turk probably has a Japanese wife, therefore "denied the charge"...

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

"Turkish man on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in her 20s at a train station."

cold turkey...deport him asap!

2 ( +17 / -15 )

@ Mickelicious

Why is the guy's nationality relevant?

When I worked as a translator for j-cops, that was the first thing they all wanted to know if the perp wasn't JN.

12 ( +18 / -6 )

How can you actually identify someone from CCTV footage???

-18 ( +1 / -19 )

Why is the guy's nationality relevant?

its relevant because readership wants to know this information.

As do immigration authorities who should throw him out of the country if found guilty and has other complaints against him.

4 ( +12 / -8 )

When I worked as a translator for j-cops, that was the first thing they all wanted to know if the perp wasn't JN.

Conscious or otherwise, it's profiling, and feeds biases.

I've had it when somebody crashed into my car, and it's a total irrelevance.

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

Still waiting for someone to inform me lol

0 ( +1 / -1 )

The cops need to know the nationality because they allow foreigners to call their embassy if they get arrested. Why the article has to print it, I have no idea.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Nationality is relevant otherwise we think the guy is a local. Then for the police, for sure, as beyond the scene, there are the visa status to check and the need to contact the relevant embassy if it appears he is a culprit

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If you're actually interested, you could google it. There's a world of information out there, waiting to be explored. You could also learn why rain falls, where babies come from, and many other things.

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You watch to much TV only the really older cameras used for CCTV is blurry and that is what they will show on tv so it looks hard to identify however most cameras have better video quality and people are easily identified. the police don't want you to think it will be easy to identify you via video surveillance otherwise you would avoid them.

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Lol that doesn't explain how he was identified. CCTV would just be a picture of the man the woman said attacked her. So what. How do you find him. He's 1 in 30 million people in Tokyo.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Why am I not surprised?

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