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Man arrested over sexual assault of woman

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s on Dec 5.

According to police, the suspect, Kazuki Suzuki, a company employee, approached the woman, whom he did not know, early in the morning as she walked along a street in Suginami Ward and threatened her with a knife, Fuji TV reported. He then dragged the woman by the hair to a nearby parking lot where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Police quoted Suzuki, who was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage, as saying he had been drinking a lot the night before and can’t remember the incident.

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Sad that his lawyer will use the alcohol issue as a mitigating factor when indeed it should be an aggravating factor.

I have no sympathy for sex criminals. Not the slightest.

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as saying he had been drinking a lot the night before and can’t remember the incident.

classic

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This woman will never recover from what happened to her. Never again will she able to leave home without the fear of this happening again day or night. Her sentence has ready begin and the attacker claiming some sort of BS for his deplorable actions.

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Pepper spray these DOGS then start running.

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There is a product out there about the size of a A size battery that puts out a very loud noise when activated for a about 5 minutes, it is very helpful in cases like this.

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I wish the animal who did this a very short life of prison, misery, fear and pain.

I hope the poor woman will one day somehow mentally recover.

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Why do they always add "company employee" after the perp's name? In what way is this information at all useful or relevant? In any case, I hope this "company employee" gets tossed into jail to rot, and I hope the woman gets all the help and therapy she needs.

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Only a 1% chance that this guy will suffer any consequences. It is notoriously hard in Japan for a sexual assault or rape to qualify as a crime. Even in the remote chance that he does get prosecuted, the max sentence he will get will just be a couple if years suspended sentence. Zero chance of him spending a single day in prison or face any social consequences.

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I hope he live his life in misery

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To be honest, Japan seems to have a drinking problem. I see drunk people literally every night, and for a blackout-drunk person, where their brains work in random ways, anything is possible.

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eye for eye teeth for teeth

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Well, isn't that convenient? He sure hasn't forgotten to bring a knife though... That's some selective memory for you... Scum

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They don't say what company he was working for, but going drinking all night, then coming back in the morning carrying a knife is not normal. Unless the company was one of those shoddy construction companies and the guy was a chinpira

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Sexual assault? Come on it’s a violet rape, call it what it was an unrequested violent sex crime, but sadly by the time the police reenactment ( added trauma) and the pressure to “just forget about it” The rapist is some how absolved? We understand your penis was in control but you had no choice….come on.

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It seems that a high percentage of such cases involve company employees.

Make companies equally liable for crimes committed by their employees, that will force them to hold seminars about sexual assault, identify employees who show traits of rapists, and use of peer pressure to discourage such action.

Most likely the perps co-workers are not surprised by his arrest; had the means of prevention been available the assault would have not occurred.

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HokkaidoboyToday  06:59 am JST

Sad that his lawyer will use the alcohol issue as a mitigating factor when indeed it should be an aggravating factor.

I have no sympathy for sex criminals. Not the slightest.

Like me, thank your lucky stars you weren't born with, or did not develop, the propensity to sexually assault someone. I have sympathy for anyone that was.

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Sad that his lawyer will use the alcohol issue as a mitigating factor when indeed it should be an aggravating factor.

I don't think that can be used as a mitigating factor in court. (But please correct me if I'm wrong.) These "don't remember" statements are used to avoid answering police questions during interrogation. Perhaps equivalent to "no comment" in other countries.

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Sad that his lawyer will use the alcohol issue as a mitigating factor when indeed it should be an aggravating factor.

why would he need a lawyer? Japanese rape laws make it pretty much impossible for someone to be punished or charged for rape. There is a 99.99% chance that the case will be dropped by prosecutors even if there’s video evidence. Even if charged, rape punishments are usually just suspended sentence such that there is nothing to mitigate. It would be extremely rare for any rapists to be sentenced to any prison terms or pay any financial consequences.

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Some perfectly normal people DO become psychopaths after a few too many drinks. It's how their biology is. These people should never drink, but that's easier said than done.

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KhaosToday  06:03 pm JST

Some perfectly normal people DO become psychopaths after a few too many drinks. It's how their biology is. These people should never drink, but that's easier said than done.

Biology?!

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as saying he had been drinking a lot the night before and can’t remember the incident.

Oh jee, we have never heard that one before!

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P. Smith

The number of sexual assaults in Japan are far, far higher than reported.

...as probably everywhere in the world. But you find few places where women can and do walk alone late at night and feel reasonably safe. (100% safety does not exist anywhere on the planet).

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letsberealistic

Biology?!

Yes, biology. Our species is on top of the biological pyramid, but we are still animals.

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Sexual Assault - Always the one sided story.

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