The Kurume branch of the Fukuoka District Court on Tuesday sentenced a 47-year-old woman to three years in prison, suspended for five years, for abusing her daughter in 2015.
According to the court, Yuko Ogata and her common-law husband, Takeshi Egami, confined their daughter, who was 16 years old at the time, at home in August 2015, Fuji TV reported. In addition to having been beaten, the daughter was tied to a bed, had her tongue pulled with pliers and the butt of lit cigarettes scorch her skin. Furthermore, in June 2015, the daughter was forced to consume 30 raw goldfish and a large amount of raw eggs and then told to eat what she regurgitated.
In handing down the court's ruling, the presiding judge said: “The eldest daughter has suffered a deep emotional wound from the grave mistreatment that ignored her human rights.” However, as the mother was forced by Egami to carry out the abuse and has since shown remorse, she was given a suspended sentence.© Japan Today/AFP