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Man indicted for rape and murder charged with 2 other sexual assaults

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A 29-year-old man who was arrested last year on suspicion of raping and murdering a 35-year-old woman in Tokyo's Toshima Ward has been served two further arrest warrants for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, Yoshito Sato approached a female high school student from behind along a street in Miyoshi last November, Sankei Shimbun reported. He groped her and then fled. About five minutes later, Sato did the same thing to a woman in her 30s about 20 meters away from where he molested the high school girl.

Police said Sato has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying,"I did it to satisfy my sexual urges."

Street security camera footage near the crime scene showed Sato following several other women in addition to the young victim, police said.

Sato, a former nursery school teacher, was arrested in December for the murder of Saori Tomizuka, 35, an office worker. After killing Tomizuka, he buried her body at his family's vacation home in Nasu City, Tochigi Prefecture.

Tomizuka, a contract worker, was last seen on Sept 24. Sato was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage showed him leaving Tomizuka’s apartment building in Toshima Ward with a suitcase and getting into a vehicle.

After his arrest, Sato told police he broke into Tomizuka’s apartment to rob her but when she resisted him, he strangled her with a cord. He said he did not know the victim, although he lives nearby.

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Like kids who practice karate chops on each other after watching a martial arts movie, these guys are glued to countless hours of porn catering to their specific fantasy and it gets normalized in their mind and then they act it out.

People will always imagine themselves doing what they see on the screen.

You really need to change the record. There is no conclusive link between sex crimes and porn:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_57c0876ae4b0b01630de8c93/amp

https://open.lib.umn.edu/sociology/chapter/11-4-violence-against-women-rape-and-pornography/

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Like kids who practice karate chops on each other after watching a martial arts movie, these guys are glued to countless hours of porn catering to their specific fantasy and it gets normalized in their mind and then they act it out.

Again you link violent crime to porn.

You must watch some awful, foul stuff.

If I were to link crime to the kind of porn I frequent, then a plumber would come over to fix the machine but charge way too much for it. The scoundrel.

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@burning bush

Garbage in, Garbage out #facts

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Rape existed for thousands of years prior to porn.

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sterilization or castration would calm these type of people down

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Burning bush:

It's strange how you blame porn when it's a crime involving sex, but when it's a crime involving guns, you say nothing about guns.

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If I were to link crime to the kind of porn I frequent, then a plumber would come over to fix the machine but charge way too much for it. The scoundrel.

What?! You have access to that porn too?! I thought it was only me.

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@Peter14 No, it isn't rubbish. Clearly, the majority of people who watch porn don't go into to commit violent crimes but pornography itself is violent. Would any parent want their own daughter or son to make pornography? I highly doubt it. That is why I have never used pornography because of the insidiousness of it all. You might want to ask yourself why you need porn.

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Pukey2Today  11:58 am JST

Burning bush:

It's strange how you blame porn when it's a crime involving sex, but when it's a crime involving guns, you say nothing about guns.

Rape is about fear and power. Rapists don't need porn to stoke their egos.

Porn doesn't necessarily lead to rape. It's just plain stupid.

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Pornography actually leads to violence and murder, rather than sex crimes such as rape. May this poor woman rest in peace. It is terrifying to think that this vile 'man' once worked with children.

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Pornography actually leads to violence and murder, rather than sex crimes such as rape.

Sorry but that statement in complete rubbish. I have enjoyed legal porn all my adult life and it has never driven me to do anything illegal to anyone.

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@kaimycahl

What you are talking about and the reality of porn in Japan are (hopefully) completely different.

The porn industry in Japan is run to a large extent by criminal syndicates (prostitution and extortion being their traditional bread and butter).

In one typical scenario, young Japanese women are told they will be made a media star and told to come down for a video shoot, after they have signed a binding contract.

When they arrive and enter the studio, they find they are surrounded by men, and are raped (coerced into nonconsensual sex) on camera.

Look it up, it has been confirmed by police reports.

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@kaimycahl

What you are talking about and the reality of porn in Japan are (hopefully) completely different.

The porn industry in Japan is run to a large extent by criminal syndicates (prostitution and extortion being their traditional bread and butter).

In one typical scenario, young Japanese women are told they will be made a media star and told to come down for a video shoot, after they have signed a binding contract.

When they arrive and enter the studio, they find they are surrounded by men, and are raped (coerced into nonconsensual sex) on camera.

Look it up, it has been confirmed by police reports.

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pornography itself is violent.

Pornography itself is consensual sex between adults. It can be sensual, normal and even a little kinky.

Violent porn is consensual sex between actors "depicting" a violent sexual act that may not be consensual.

Please understand there is a great difference between the two.

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I would pay to be this man's executioner, any jail sentence would be too good for this guy. Just doing it once was bad enough, but doing it several times and killing someone in the process just made him cross into serial sex offender/ killer realm.

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Pornography is lustful thinking satisfying a wishful imagination. Rape is about power and satisfying an urge. If pornography produces sex crimes I would say every man and women would be guilty looking at each other as they cross paths, because when you look at a beautiful women or a handsome guy you are practically getting a pornographic view of him or her.

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Look it up, it has been confirmed by police reports.

People aren't going to look it up to satisfy your agenda. And when you make claims without supporting them, the default approach is that the quote is questionable, due to so many people making a claim and saying "look it up", when looking it up turns out the person was too stupid to know what they were talking about.

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Death penalty suits this person.

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"I did it to satisfy my sexual urges."

There isn't any mention of porn in this article, yet most posters brought it up, what does that say about them?

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The fact that there is rape, it would actually end up reducing his sentence compared to if he only had a murder charge. The Japanese justice system loves rapists and would stop at nothing to reduce their punishments.

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Like kids who practice karate chops on each other after watching a martial arts movie, these guys are glued to countless hours of porn catering to their specific fantasy and it gets normalized in their mind and then they act it out.

People will always imagine themselves doing what they see on the screen.

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