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Man held on stalking charge after leaving doll with needle in woman's photo on it outside her home

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Police in Nagoya have arrested a 37-year-old part-time private high school lecturer on a stalking charge after he allegedly left a doll with the photo of a woman who rejected him, pinned to it with a needle, outside her home.

According to police, the suspect, Junya Ogata, has denied the charge. Sankei Shimbun reported that Ogata repeatedly sent email messages to the 21-year-old woman on her cell phone between August and November last year, asking her to date him. The 7-cm-long straw doll was left outside the woman's home in November. A needle was stuck in a photo of the woman attached to the doll.

The woman, who had been an acquaintance of Ogata, filed a complaint with police.

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Private affair made public? anything beyond that?

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Was it the superstitious element (straw doll with photo), that made the J-force pull their finger out?

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Someone tell the guy voodoo doesnt really work....

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What a sick.

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Creepy ojisan, how'd you get her number in the first place?

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What the lecturer did has made the woman get away from him against his wish. The same is usually true with other stalkers. I imagine the straw doll may have given her a nightmarish sense of macabre. Hope she'll get back on her feet mentally ASAP.

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Seems superficial to me, sure it might be him but unless you have a video of him placing it, it's not concrete

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@gogogo

The doll represents the woman, and the needle sticking in it... you get the picture.

It's basically a death threat. (Whether he indended to make good on it is anyone's guess).

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"part-time private high school lecturer in Nagoya"

nice job..teaching representing himself to all those upstanding students.

"According to police, the suspect, Junya Ogata, has denied the charge"

He may be eligible for the j-break ; IF he can use the drunk and doesn't remember T-card.

"The woman, who had been an acquaintance of Ogata, filed a complaint with police."

Well she definitely dropped a dime on him..kudos!

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How immature!

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Maybe the older cops should discuss community policing with the younger cops, and between them have a discussion with this guy and get him a Japanese tinder account. There's lots of fish in the ocean.

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Don't know which scares me more, what he did or the job he has.

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Broken heart, broken mind, broken arrow...Abe?

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Sports people lose a game and cry. Why can't ex lovers just cry too? Release is good, needles bad.

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@boweevil

Someone tell the guy voodoo doesnt really work....

Don't tell him, otherwise he may do something nefarious

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Private affair made public? anything beyond that?

She rejected him... an affair may never have started. Just in his head.

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