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Mother physically subdues man who groped her schoolgirl daughter

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

In Japan, chikan (gropers) are most often encountered on trains, where they take advantage of the crowded conditions to obscure what they’re doing and then hop off at the next station for a quick getaway once they’ve been found out. That doesn’t mean chikan incidents only occur on public transportation, though.

Last Friday a 16-year-old high school girl living in Yokohama’s Tsuzuki Ward was the victim of a chikan while out and about in her own neighborhood. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m., with the attacker touching her butt while she was standing on the sidewalk.

However, justice was on the way. It turned out that the girl had been waiting for someone: her mom. The incident occurred just as the mother was arriving at the meeting spot she and her daughter had agreed upon, and Mom sprang into action, grabbing the chikan, a 25-year-old man, and physically restraining him until the police arrived and took over.

The man, a medical researcher for the Omihachiman Community Medical Center in Shiga Prefecture, half-way across the country, was arrested and has since admitted to the charges. The incident follows a previous chikan attack in Tsuzuki Ward that took place late on the night of June 11, and in which the chikan was not apprehended. It’s unknown if the same man was behind both attacks, but thanks to the mother’s quick response in defending her daughter, there’s at least one less chikan out on the streets.

*Sources: Kanagawa Shimbun via Livedoor News via Hachima Kiko, *Kiji

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And that's how things should be, catching the perv perp before they can escape. I wish the same for us foreigners though, where we could help victims by detaining gropers without the police saying to us "stay out of Japan business."

19 ( +25 / -6 )

The man needs mental help.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

What's often surprising about so many of these cases is that the perpetrators often have professional careers and aren't hormone driven adolescents. (Police, doctors etc) How someone can't control their childish urges to prevent jeopardizing their own careers for a cheap sexual kick is beyond me.

Either way scumbag got what he deserved.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

We often read about chikans in Japan but never get a follow-up. What happens to them? Do they go to jail or just get a slap on the wrist?

9 ( +9 / -0 )

We often read about chikans in Japan but never get a follow-up. What happens to them? Do they go to jail or just get a slap on the wrist?

First this is a SoraNews24 article, which took it from a number of other sources, then they rewrote it themselves here to add information and post it.

Meaning, dont hold your breath waiting to find out, never happens. Articles like these are just put here to get a "rise" out of the reader, no substance, and never any followups!

15 ( +15 / -0 )

@Toshihiro

I wish the same for us foreigners though, where we could help victims by detaining gropers without the police saying to us "stay out of Japan business."

I agree. The Japanese Police don't like international people doing the jobs that they should be doing.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Mom sprang into action, grabbing the chikan, a 25-year-old man, and physically restraining him until the police arrived and took over.

Thats awesome...well done to the mother.

I wish the same for us foreigners though, where we could help victims by detaining gropers without the police saying to us "stay out of Japan business."

Indeed.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

A housewife does the job of Japanese police and male bystanders, says a lot about things hey.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Never mess with mama bear!

14 ( +14 / -0 )

Hell of a mom! a formidable obasan!

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Okaasan rocks! Lock this perv up and misplace the key for quite a while. These creeps get way too much sympathy about the usual excuses they make -- most common are stress, frustration and drunkenness.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

 Mom sprang into action, grabbing the chikan, a 25-year-old man, and physically restraining him until the police arrived and took over.

Go mom!!

7 ( +7 / -0 )

When mom collared this pipsqueak, she should have "accidentally" cracked a few bones in his hands just for an extra lesson before the cops send him off to the lockup.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I wouldn’t recommend vigilante actions as things could go wrong.

Filming the event and person is more effective.

Jcops may be useless at stopping/preventing crime, but give them a month or two with their AI, face recognition and CCTV, (after the fact), they will detain someone, and with their 99% confession rate for interrogations, the case will be solved.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Good for the mother. The coward scum who molested the child should consider himself lucky he didnt have all his teeth smashed in by an umbrella while waiting for the police. Hope the child abuser is locked away for a long time.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Japan needs a public sex offender registry.

Also need to go to some kind of treatment.

Maybe it will discourage them.

Good to know where they are in your neighborhood.

https://www.nsopw.gov/

4 ( +4 / -0 )

natsu823Today  10:48 am JST

Japan needs a public sex offender registry.

Also need to go to some kind of treatment.

Maybe it will discourage them.

Good to know where they are in your neighborhood.

https://www.nsopw.gov/

There is something like that in several American cities. Sex offenders have to live a certain distance away from schools.

A 25 year old man has to fondle a teenager's butt and then try to sneak away. He must be a coward inside to be acting like that. Usually boys (and girls) quit doing that crap by the time they graduate from high school. This guy is 25, going on 13.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Wow! She must be one hard core mum! Or, the attacker was a cowardly little dweeb who gets his kicks touching up school girls. Unfortunately, I think it will be the latter.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Not only was he mentally weak judging by how he was unable to keep his pervert-ness under control, he was also physically weak..a 25 year old man getting forcefully subdued by a middle-aged woman lol..

3 ( +4 / -1 )

toshihiro ! let it go brother! one copper in one case ? you're doing more harm than good by broadcasting this every chance

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I LOVE it! You GO mom! We need more mother's doing this kind of stuff!!!!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

One of many. Statistics say out of 1000 such attacks 1 person confronts the attacker.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

 I agree. The Japanese Police don't like international people doing the jobs that they should be doing.

In point of fact, there is no country where cops appreciate citizens taking the law into their own hands, or in which they encourage them to make citizen's arrests.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Even if he DIDN’T do the first one, by the time the cops are done, he’ll admit to it.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

He’s not a groper, he’s a sex offender. I’m tired of saying this, but Japan desperately needs a sex offenders register.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

First year I was in Japan a Japanese guy groped an American woman and ended up with a couple of black eyes and a broken rib (from a kick). Pity Japanese women (of any age) don't respond in the same way; there'd be a lot fewer chikan and Sora News stories.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

"A housewife does the job of Japanese police and male bystanders, says a lot about things hey."

The Police arrived later, genious..

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The girl should have done instead, good you Mama.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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