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Man suspected of sexually molesting women walking home on at least 15 occasions

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Police in Tokyo said that a 27-year-old man arrested for sexually molesting a woman walking home has admitted to doing the same thing to at least 15 women.

Hayate Sato, a company employee, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of molesting the woman in her 30s as she walked home in Edogawa Ward in March last year, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman told police a man whom she did not know suddenly came up behind her and forcibly hugged her and groped her body.

Police said Sato has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he had been drinking and was riding a bike home from work when he saw the woman exit JR Koiwa Station. He followed her on his bike for about two kilometers until they were in an area where nobody else was around. He then got off his bike, ran behind the woman and dragged her into a secluded area.

Police said Sato, who was identified through street surveillance camera footage, told he had been stressed at work and that he had taken out his frustration by groping women on at least 15 occasions in the same area in Edogawa Ward.

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He should've been caught at the first incident. Hopefully he stays behind bars for some time.

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If job stress is his excuse for committing a sexual assault, he needs to find another line of work...after some time in lockup.

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So are we to infer that the first 14 incidents went unreported?

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Amateur 'pick up' artist..?

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The Koiwa groper has been caught. Hopefully his sentence will include both a prison term and a psych evaluation.

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Stress and drink. He’s bound to get off on all charges.

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Wonder why he admitted to 14 other offenses? It's not as if the police brought it up

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This really illustrates how unsafe it is for women.

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This really illustrates how unsafe it is for women.

No, it doesn’t. You’re assuming it does based on incomplete information.

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P. SmithToday 03:43 pm JST

No, it doesn’t. You’re assuming it does based on incomplete information.

Oh, I forgot - women lie, amirite?

And we can't go around saying things like "women need to look behind them when walking home, and if they are followed by a man should call for help immediately." because that would be mean to the poor men.

Oh, poor men......getting accused of perpetrating 95% of sex crimes because ... they perpetrate 95% of sex crimes.

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Oh, I forgot - women lie, amirite?

No, not all women lie. Why do you have such difficulties with nuance?

Oh, poor men......getting accused of perpetrating 95% of sex crimes because ... they perpetrate 95% of sex crimes.

Are you sure this is accurate? A cite to a study supporting this assertion would be great. Of course, to be accurate, the study would need to account for the number of both men and women who do not report sexual assault for whatever reason. We both know there are a litany of reasons why people don’t report being victimized.

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Get a life.

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