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Man charged with assisting 13-year-old girl to commit suicide

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Police in Tamba, Hyogo Prefecture, said served a second arrest warrant against a 23-year-old unemployed man over the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found on a mountain road on May 6.

Police said Yuichi Nishida, who is from Kagoshima Prefecture, was initially arrested on suspicion of abandoning a body on May 8, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Monday they have also charged him with assisting the girl to commit suicide.

The girl had been reported missing by her family on the night of Wednesday May 5. Nishida told police he met the girl on a social network site for people thinking about committing suicide.

Nishida arranged to meet the girl that day and they drove together up into the mountains. However, on Thursday morning, at around 3 a.m., Nishida showed up at an unmanned koban (police box) and called police. He said he had left a girl’s body on a mountain road leading to a golf course. He was quoted by police as saying he had planned to commit suicide with her, using charcoal briquettes in the car. He told police the girl succumbed first but he couldn’t go through with it, so he left her body by the road.

Police said there were no external signs of injury on the girl and plan to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Remnants of burned charcoal briquettes were found near her body.

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Why do so many men think it’s even close to appropriate to interact with minors on the internet?

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Where were the parents?

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"assisting...in"

"helping...to"

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Are these so called Social network sites so easy to find? Baffles me how a 13 year old knows how to find them, maybe im just getting old.

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If I had children, I would be 100% sure they are always safe.

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In most countries you have people who will help you not commit suicide. Not in Japan though. There seems to be no end of people willing to help you kill yourself.

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How very sad. I wish Japan would take Mental Health more seriously.

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Young girls may not have the maturity to deal with serious problems in life and to a certain point it is understandable they make the mistake of thinking there is no exit, but a 23yo guy has no excuse.

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why gov do NOTHING about that?

why these kind of "sites" are no taken down yet?

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If I had children, I would be 100% sure they are always safe.

Easy to say. People who don't have children often think they are experts at raising them. What are you going to to do, implant a tracking device on your kids? Keep them locked up? Without more details, there is no reason to blame the parents, who are doubtless suffering enough.

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"I wish Japan would take Mental Health more seriously." Yeah, you see firm evidence of system failure everyday on this forum...

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What site is this? Why isn't it being heavily monitored by the police and others?

He told police the girl succumbed first but he couldn’t go through with it, so he left her body by the road.

WHen you're a failure in life, you even fail in taking your own life but rather would watch a 13yo girl die?

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He told police the girl succumbed first but he couldn’t go through with it, so he left her body by the road.

We've heard this same excuse every time. It could be something these psychopath murderers plan to say when they get caught.

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I wonder what's the deal with older guy - minor girl suicide attempts or abductions? I've been reading a lot of similar news in the past months and it still boggles me why though.

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P. Smith

Why do so many men think it’s even close to appropriate to interact with minors on the internet?

Because there are 7 billion people on the planet? Which means you can find "many" for whatever stupidity you can think of.

You are welcome.

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I wonder what it'll take for Japan to start taking the topic of mental health seriously. I mean are there even suicide hotlines available in the country and if so, do these kids know about them? Also, why are these kinds of websites so readily accessible and why isn't the government doing more to shut them down? So many unanswered questions here....

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The suicide rate in Japan especially that for teens isn't that high. NZ is tops. Japan doesn't make the top 20.

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Maybe her parents didn't pay attention to her enough that she was able to slip away

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lostrune2

Maybe her parents didn't pay attention to her enough that she was able to slip away

You can not really monitor a 13 year old 24-7.

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charged him with assisting the girl to commit suicide

Nonsense. It's murder.

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The suicide sites should be shut down.

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