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Man arrested for violating anti-stalking law in Niigata

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Police in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of violating the anti-stalking law.

According to police, the unidentified suspect, who works as a caregiver, was issued a restraining order last October to stay away from a woman in her 40s, whom he knew, broadcaster NTV reported. However, he violated the restraining order on May 26 by showing up at the woman’s workplace.  

Police said the woman told them that the man first started stalking her last September by hanging around her workplace and sending multiple messages to her mobile phone despite her rejecting his numerous attempts for contact.

Following his arrest on Monday, the suspect partially denied the allegation by stating, “I went to her workplace, but I didn’t go there to see her.”

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Following his arrest on Monday, the suspect partially denied the allegation by stating, “I went to her workplace, but I didn’t go there to see her.”

It's a caregiver facility not a supermarket, if someone go there must be have some purpose.

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Give him 2 weeks in jail, with a tattooed cellmate whose sister was attacked by a stalker.

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sakurasuki

It's a caregiver facility not a supermarket, if someone go there must be have some purpose.

The suspect, not the victim, is a caregiver. It doesn't say what the victim's occupation or workplace is.

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Good news. So many of these cases result in horrible outcomes because of police not doing the right thing.

Good job officers.

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This is very concerning the next time we see in the news is something happened already to a woman, better lock this guy behind bars for good. Caution is better than sorry.

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jerryboy

...better lock this guy behind bars for good.

I'm not aware of any nation that sentences stalkers to life imprisonment. Seems a little harsh.

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