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Ministry of Defense employee arrested for feeling up 17-year-old girl on JR Saikyo line

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A Ministry of Defense employee was arrested on Wednesday under Tokyo and Saitama public nuisance ordinances, accused of putting his right hand up the skirt of a 17-year-old girl sitting beside him on the train and touching her left buttock.

According to police, Kenichi Uchida, a 47-year-old systems management employee at the Ministry of Defense, is suspected of touching the girl at around 11 p.m. Tuesday over a period of about 13 minutes as the JR Saikyo line train traveled from Jujo station in Kita Ward, Tokyo, to Kitatoda station in Saitama Prefecture.

A male passenger noticed the girl crying and called out to Uchida, who was handed over to police at Musashi Urawa station. Uchida told police he had consumed one beer and five glasses of shochu with his colleagues before taking the train home. He has admitted to touching the girl and said he got excited when his hand was next to the girl’s leg.

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not guilty - it was the saikyo line.

saikyo line is famous for this.

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Oh, the Japanese bureaucratic elite! Education up the woozer but a bunch of maladjusted xxxxxs. And the excuse is alcohol? What a joke. Bang this guy up long-term.

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Oh, yes! As long as Japan condones this kind of sexual exploitation of minors these kinds of incidents will continue. The culture will prevail! I wonder if they checked his phone for upskirt photos too. Destination......Saitama, of course!

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So was she on his left or right? If on the right, then right arm and hand curled back somewhat awkwardly and not a very satisfying grope I would think. And for 13 minutes I see a cramp coming on. If on left then he had to turn toward her and sort of reach around as if embracing her.

And if I were to put my hand up a sitting skirt, I doubt that I would be trying to touch a buttock. This guy sounds clueless to me.

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too much thought gone into your post Tjrandom!!

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Was he checking that the nations treasures were still safe from invasion? Typucal bureaucrat/hypocrite... Suspended sentence and a 20% cut in pay will be hard for him to take as punishment won't it...

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Why didn`t the girl grab his canolies and squeeze hard?

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blaming your pervert ways on the alchol a classic

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@ TJrandom: lmao!

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for 13 minutes !?!? get a grip girl !! stop crying and punch the guy !!! hand him over to police !! and that will humiliate him so much that it would have bring you great satisfaction...

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i'm glad at least someone helped and reported this.

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accused of putting his right hand up the skirt of a 17-year-old girl sitting beside him on the train and touching her left buttock.

I sit here typing in outrage with both my left and right hands.

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I still think that at this stage the name should not be handed over to the media. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.

What, even after the guy has admitted to everything ? You would make a good Japanese cop.

He has admitted to touching the girl and said he got excited when his hand was next to the girl’s leg.

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For those of you criticizing the girl for not doing anything, imagine how scary it is to have a strange man start touching you? I've talked to a number of women about this and most say that they just freeze in disbelief and fright.

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How dare they arrest this true defender of life ,liberty and the pursuit of perversion ! He should have told tho cops he was searching for reefer and got overzealous!In N.Y. all he would need is good jew lawyer!

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No criticism of her from me – but seriously, 13 minutes is a long long time. It would be good if girls were taught self defense and appropriate responses to a variety of situations – gropers included. Early High School or even younger.

Gropers will always be there – but possibly in fewer numbers if they get taken down on first attempts. With proper role playing included – maybe that 13 minutes of paralyzing fear can be overcome.

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Why couldn't she just get up and walk away. Agree, the guy is a loser but her reaction beggars belief.

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You don't "walk" on the Saikyo-sen!

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Sorry, not being a Saikyo-sen user, why not? Move to another seat, or stand somewhere. At 11 pm?

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The Saikyo-sen is a huge crush...but yeah, it is kind of weird getting molested while seated.

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I wish the girl would learn the elbow-to-nose trick. But then, she'd probably get arrested for assault.

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Although the Saikyo line is notorious for it chikan are everywhere (I haven't met a woman living in Tokyo who hasn't been a victim of one, at least once) and always will be until their victims take a more proactive role in outing these sad pervs. Chikan are encouraged because they think they can get away with it, and more often than not, they can.

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Well done Saitama. That's 2 in a few hours of each other!

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There's always a choice of standing up, getting off the train, or get help from fellow passengers, no matter how crowded the train is. She just need to learn on how deal with a pervert like that....

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i was molested eight years ago while i was on train from nakagawara to shinjuku via the keio-inokashira line! a perverted salaryman squeezed my knees, and the only thing i could do was escape from him coz i didnt know how to speak japanese, and i was afraid of being taken advantaged bcoz of my limited understanding of the language! and that was in TOKYO... not saitama!!!

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Scary stuff, glad they caught the perv. Hope he pays severely for his crime.

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He was drunk and stupid, and alcohol made him a nice dream, remembering what he was doing when he was younger. I don't blame him but alcohol. Who we will charge now him or alcohol Girl should be smart enough to stand up and kick right into his republic of 'La Merde.'

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saitamakid - someone touched your knees and now for the rest of your life you will say you were molested????

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He couldn't do it in Tokyo, he had to go to [insert name here] to do it. What a safe heaven

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WTF? What's with all these teachers, police officers and gov't officials assaulting underaged girls? And just as weird as all the posters blaming the girl for the assault.

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Girls should skip 17, doesn't seem like 18-year-olds get it so much.

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Bobcatfish: No one has the right to touch another's body with lecherous intentions without the other's consent. Sexual expression/intention is all it takes to make touching inappropriate. Can you tell the difference between a hand shake with your boss and have your hand squeezed by someone "amorous?" If the victim feels harassed, she/he WAS harassed.

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Then again after all these years why the hell do the school girls wear mini skirts and plaster the racks of 7-11 adored by these freaks. To top it all off they have women only cars. A culture full of sex fantasies, vanity and shame and its all blinded. They should be passing out hefty punishment and fines. However this a country of mostly guidelines and funky laws. Impose hefty fines on $@#^ like this, chucking trash on the street, sidewalk parking and platform smoking. Build jails Japan.

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also I rarely see a sober guy on the train at 11 in Osaka.

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A double dose of Saitama! Two in one day...

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Azrael - she wasn't "harassed", she was "molested". Your comment made me feel like i had been raped so it's off to jail for you...at least with your logic.

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those oldfarts! they always think that their hands can make someone to get excited!

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Even though this incident is very sad, the expression, "feeling up" just feels so cruder.

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You would think that, with all the publicity on this topic, that the idiot guys would learn to keep their hands to themselves. How can they be so ignorant? Even being drunk isn't a good excuse. I'm sure we've all gotten drunk at one time or another but has anybody molested somebody? I doubt it.

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Maybe it has something to do with an old guy trying to recapture his youth? At what age do teenage girls stop wearing school uniforms and do they tend to wear them a lot after school?

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How did he touch her "left buttock" after he put his hand up her dress? He musta been really reaching. Maybe he has a bendable forearm. Was he on her left or right? Did he reach across her from the front or from behind? Or did he reach across himself? We need to know these things. The media is not forthcoming.

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There's always a choice of standing up, getting off the train, or get help from fellow passengers, no matter how crowded the train is. She just need to learn on how deal with a pervert like that....

When something like that happens to you, you freeze and any rational reasoning goes out of the window. Fellow passengers may not help anyway. I'm not surprised a 17-year-old would just sit there crying.

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13 minutes is a long time not to do anything, but seriously....he will get off and pay cut....slap on the wrist.

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rurika:

" When something like that happens to you, you freeze "

What?? Even if she is too shy to raise hell, what happened to standing up and walking away? How hard can that be?

Not excusing the chikan, but I also think there are a lot of false accusations happening, which really sucks.

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one beer and five glasses of shochu

Lightweight.

He has admitted to touching the girl and said he got excited when his hand was next to the girl’s leg.

So much so that his other hand was equidistant to his own legs.

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toadold: #

At what age do teenage girls stop wearing school uniforms and do they tend to wear them a lot after school? #

teenagers in japan live in their school uniform because they go to cram school immediately after their sports club, and most don't return home til 10 or 11pm.

i've been wondering if this teenage lifestyle of school/club/juku doesn't inspire an entire fortitude of men who never got the chance to "do" a schoolgirl when he was of similar age - thus the reason why high school girls are touched up all the damn time?

just a thought

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