Man arrested for trying to molest children over ‘virus tests’


Police in Kobe have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to molest a group of young children by telling them he needed to conduct tests on them to see if they had the coronavirus.

According to police, Masahiro Tani, a part-time worker from Awaji City, approached a group of five boys and girls at around 6 p.m. on March 24 in Tarumi Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported, adding the children were aged between six and 10.

Police said he told the children he wanted to examine them by touching them but said they needn’t worry because he wasn’t going to give them an injection.

The children ran away and two of the girls alerted their parents who called police.

Police identified Tani from street surveillance camera footage in the neighborhood and he was arrested on June 3.

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Creep! He’s only 23 too. Better castrate him or lock him up now

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The only 'good' thing to come out of this sad story is that he admitted the charge under police questioning, according to the TV news. Oh, and that the police at least took some action, unlike the time when something similar happened to my daughter.

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What a creep.

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Sick mofo.

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He’s giving the rest of us legitimate touch-your-privates-to-test-for-coronavirus experts a bad name!

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The only 'good' thing to come out of this sad story is that he admitted the charge under police questioning

Everybody admits to everything under police questioning. Its not a good thing. But I don't see where any such thing occurred in this story.

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What's wrong with the people who give thumbdown to "creep", "sick" comments about this punk? Same inclinations?

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Good on the kids for running and alerting their parents. Hope this guy gets a long stint in prison, or at least gets locked up in an asylum somewhere.

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What's happened to the 'Innocent until proven guilty' brigade? Do you only appear when men like this molest teenage girls and women?

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