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Man arrested over sexual assault of 10-year-old girl 8 years ago

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of repeatedly sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of an acquaintance at her home eight years ago.

According to police, Hiroji Araki, a company employee, has admitted to the charge. Police said he has been charged with sexually assaulting the girl on the night of April 29, 2013, at her home, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was quoted by police as saying he had done the same thing to the girl on at least 10 occasions to satisfy his sexual desire.

Police said that last July, Araki’s wife found photos and videos on his computer, that showed him sexually assaulting the girl, and consulted with police in Kita Ward.

Araki later erased the data but police confiscated the hard disk and were able to retrieve at least 50 photos and videos.

Police said Araki was a frequent visitor to the girl’s house because he knew her father. He and the girl’s father would drink together and sometimes he would spend the night there. On those occasions, Araki went to the girl’s room and warned her not to say anything to anyone.

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What's wrong with those folks?

Sicko!! Cut off his "wiener"!!!

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Good on his wife for ratting him out to the police. Lets hope he sees some serious jail time.

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Araki later erased the data but police confiscated the hard disk and were able to retrieve at least 50 photos and videos.

From the article headline I was initially thinking "forced confession" as happens so often, but this evidence looks solid. Glad they they got the creep.

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Poor girl. I hope she gets counseling.

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I don't know about you all here...but I find NOTHING sexual about a child. Call me crazy if you must...

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HoldingYouAccountable

I about you all here...but I find NOTHING sexual about a child. Call me crazy if you must...

Alas, some people are wired differently. The onus on them is to control their weird urges.

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Never ever let your children alone or un-supervised with "friends" or " extended family". The trusted circle is the one which is breached often. Check out the statistics on google if you dont believe it.

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And this took 8 years, why?

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Time to castrade the guy and lock him up in the almighty Gulag. Computer forensic you can not beat. You can recover deleted files easily.

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Because the victim’s 18 now @Darius 5:20pm and may no longer feel threatened by this monster.

“And this took 8 years, why?” -

Good for this predator’s wife for stepping forward and “consulting with police”.

But, why’d they allowed him time to attempt to erase the files is unknown.

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I about you all here...but I find NOTHING sexual about a child. Call me crazy if you must...

Alas, some people are wired differently. The onus on them is to control their weird urges.

Indeed, very true. To this kind of sicko, when they look at a 10 year old girl, they don't see what most normal people see. A sicko might look at a 10 year old girl and say something like: “I love those barrettes in your hair, man. I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.”

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Raw Beer

 A sicko might look at a 10 year old girl and say something like: “I love those barrettes in your hair, man. I tell you what, look at her, she looks like she’s 19 years old, sitting there like a little lady with her legs crossed.”

Uh-hu.... you mentioned Voldemort...

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Poor girl. If you’re reading this, know that people care.

Maximum respect to the wife as @MrKipling said.

I hope he gets the FULL treatment in prison.

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Someone better investigate the girl’s father too. Who knows what his involvement was in all of this. Where did he even find this “friend?”

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And, with Japanese law, we will likely see an article 6 months from now that he is not getting prosecuted.

And even if he gets prosecution, I say 2 years suspended sentence max. Japan don't really charge rapists usually, as justice system is extremely sympathetic to rapists.

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As always there is a special place in Hell for child abusers and or killers, or anyone who harms these helpless humans.

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POS. Let him rot for a few decades in prison. Feel really sorry for the poor young lady and her dad must just be devastated at the thought that he unwittingly let this molester into his daughter's life. Great job on the wife for having the courage to turn in this deviant and possibly destroy her life in the process. I can't imagine what I would think had I seen something like that on the computer of a loved one.

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I don't know about you all here...but I find NOTHING sexual about a child. Call me crazy if you must...

Bill Shakespeare would probably have had something to say here...

...and not to defend the psychologically damaged personality from the consequences of its actions but, by this evidence, the one experience did seem to end this person's deviant sexual career. Why? It's always with risk that one suggests 'thinking' rather than 'emoting' in these cases as a more effective analytical habit but, that he stopped, nothing else was found, is an interesting fact of his personality worth exploring that seems lost in the Pavlovian responses that follow stories like this.

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I am a father. Things like this piss me off so much. Especially if its someone you know and welcomed into your home. Someone you and your family should have been able to trust. I would end this man. You just don't touch children... or adults man. But especially leave the children alone to be children and grow. How is she supposed to deal with this trauma? He stripped all of her freedom and even threatened her family. I can't stop getting angry thinking about this story.

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Bloody hell that poor, poor girl. She had to go through elementary school, junior high school and high school with that hanging over her. I hope she gets all the help she needs and more.

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He and the girl’s father would drink together and sometimes he would spend the night there. On those occasions, Araki went to the girl’s room

Me : Come darling! You're sleeping with mummy and daddy tonight! I don't trust a drunk Japanese male friend or anyone else for that matter in my house with my daughter!

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JJ JetplaneToday  08:38 am JST

I am a father. Things like this piss me off so much. Especially if its someone you know and welcomed into your home. Someone you and your family should have been able to trust. I would end this man. You just don't touch children... or adults man. But especially leave the children alone to be children and grow. How is she supposed to deal with this trauma? He stripped all of her freedom and even threatened her family. I can't stop getting angry thinking about this story.

And you, sir, get my like! Or plus sign in this case! I know what you mean man!

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Darius

And this took 8 years, why?

Because the wife only found the photos last year. Did you read the article?

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JJ Jetplane

He stripped all of her freedom and even threatened her family.

Where in the article does it say he threatened the family? Do you know something we don't?

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Because the wife only found the photos last year. Did you read the article?

If the girl had come forward, and these photos didn't exist, 1/3 the posters on this board would claim it was her fault because she wanted it and instigated it, and another 1/3 would say she was lying, because no one would wait 8 years without saying anything.

Thank god there is photo evidence. It's a rare JT thread that doesn't blame the victim endlessly.

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Mr KiplingJune 1  04:07 pm JST

Good on his wife for ratting him out to the police. Lets hope he sees some serious jail time.

There was a fellow student in my HS class who iserving 42 years for this offence.

VrethJune 2  09:30 am JSTBloody hell that poor, poor girl. She had to go through elementary school, junior high school and high school with that hanging over her. I hope she gets all the help she needs and more.

and the judge told that pervert 'Because of you, those girls may never be able to experience good healthy romantic sex or even relationships.'

MarkJune 1  11:33 pm JST

As always there is a special place in Hell for child abusers and or killers, or anyone who harms these helpless humans.

And may this repulsive scumbag have a rotten day every day in prison until he finally goes to Hell.

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