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MSDF members arrested for committing lewd acts with 14-year-old girl

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Two members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) have been arrested for allegedly committing lewd acts with a junior high school girl they met on the messaging app Line.

According to police, Tatsuya Ichikawa, 27, a navigator stationed at the JMSDF Yokosuka naval base, committed lewd acts with the girl, then 14, in Kanagawa Prefecture last Aug 17, Fuji TV reported. Despite being aware that the girl was a minor, Ichikawa allegedly performed indecent acts with her inside his car in the parking lot of a mall.

Police also said that a 27-year-old 3rd class petty officer committed a lewd act with the same girl at an apartment in Yokohama on June 3 last year.

Police said Ichikawa, who has admitted to the charge, created a Line group composed of 400 members of both genders; however, the majority of females were teenage girls and women in their 20s. On the other hand, the men were predominantly active and former members of the Self-Defense Forces, who are also the suspect’s acquaintances.

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Pedophiles should be punished with surgical removal

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

Damn, gross !!!

0 ( +4 / -4 )

The girl is obviously duplicitous, having willingly gone with two adult men for what would presumably have been financial gain. No mention of that, is there...?

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Pedophilia has an exact definition, which is inapplicable to this article:

*: sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object;  specifically  : a psychiatric disorder in which an adult has sexual fantasies about or engages in sexual acts with a prepubescent child*

12 ( +16 / -4 )

More man child madness, scum.

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Everyone seems to be a victim here. Is there an unseen sinester group targeting SDF troops with “Lollies” as active & former members were targeted? This smells like an exposed honey trap that netted only patsies and a low level operative. This needs a follow up by proper Intelligence Services.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

This is one of those shouganai moments....

Japanese girls in general are so young-looking on the surface to the point where a 18 y/o is almost indistinguishable from a 11 y/o

like this as an example

https://thisistrue.com/saayairie/

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

@sensei258

I couldn't agree with you more!!!

Castration is thee only way to deal with a pedophile. Some things you simply can't fix with a little jail time!

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

The girl is obviously duplicitous, having willingly gone with two adult men for what would presumably have been financial gain. No mention of that, is there...?

I agree; grown men trusted with the defense of the nation shouldn't be expected to have control over or take responsibility for their actions. The blame clearly lies with the middle-schooler.

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The girl is obviously duplicitous, having willingly gone with two adult men for what would presumably have been financial gain. No mention of that, is there...?

Agree she would have known what she was in for and went along in the hope of money being the end exchange, and when this didn't happen after the second incident she went to the police - don't be surprised the charges get dropped after the accused offer a cash payout.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The reason minors are protected by law is that they are mentally and emotionally vulnerable. They are not capable of making important decisions, and can easily be manipulated, lied to, led astray, and threatened.

Whatever excuses the men are making, or that are being made for these men, they are deliberately blaming a minor for an adults' criminal actions. The whole "she led them on; she knew what she was doing, she did it for money", is the kind of medieval, backward, misogynistic, victim-blaming bs that needs to be stamped out.

She is a child - whatever the idiots say, she is a vulnerable child, and these grown men knew it when they got her into their car.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

@ Tommy - guess it depends on what dictionary you use, because mine simply states "sexual desire in an adult for a child", no mention of puberty. So your presumption that it is in applicable is just that, your presumption

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Tatsuya Ichikawa, 27, a navigator stationed at the JMSDF Yokosuka naval base,

Home of the US 7th. fleet and it's flagship the USS Blue Ridge. Also home of the Fat Leonard Scandal, the "worst corruption case in naval history". Of which not a mention here. Are the two connected? One can only wonder...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/leaks-feasts-and-sex-parties-how-fat-leonard-infiltrated-the-navys-floating-headquarters-in-asia/2018/01/23/4d31555c-efdd-11e7-97bf-bba379b809ab_story.html?utm_term=.302dea7a0090

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

@Maria. Exceptional post. Well said.

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Police said Ichikawa, who has admitted to the charge, created a Line group composed of 400 members of both genders; however, the majority of females were teenage girls and women in their 20s. On the other hand, the men were predominantly active and former members of the Self-Defense Forces, who are also the suspect’s acquaintances.

I find it deeply disturbing that men charged with the defense of this country can behave in this way.

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Sensei And stocktrader

27 And 14 years old for the male and female respectively.

Thats not pedophilia, but it’s still wrong and it’s still a minor.

You should learn the difference between a baby or child and a teenager.

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Alfie Noakes: "Home of the US 7th. fleet and it's flagship the USS Blue Ridge. Also home of the Fat Leonard Scandal, the "worst corruption case in naval history". Of which not a mention here. Are the two connected? One can only wonder..."

Only one who is grasping at straws for something unrelated.

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MJ: Try the definition accepted by mental health professionals.

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Maria: Well stated.

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Pedophiles should be punished with surgical removal

I'm an avocet for second strike. first prison with counselling. after beating and release...tagging

but...it is not natural for men to have heightened testosterone, sleeping together...i would be desperate.

if the girl was OK without aids, her parents need to be investigated.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

This was certainly "lewd" and the victim blaming here is sadly an indicator that we still have a long way to go to achieve empathy or understanding that children or teens that age are being exploited.

Not sure what men "sleeping together" has to do with this sorry tale, though?

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@ theperson

I was okay with your comment, even though I didn't agree, until I read the last part.

You should learn the difference between a baby or a child and a teenager

I am well acquainted with both having raised children to adulthood, and now having teenage grandchildren.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

@ Good luck - isn't autocorrect a pain in the butt? I'm pretty sure an avocet is a type of shore bird

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The technical term for attraction to teens is Hebephilia or Ephebophilia, depending on the age. But honestly, that's just semantics. A 14-year-old is still a child whose brain is not developed enough to predict consequences of their actions and is in a very vulnerable position, especially when people seek to exploit them like here. All the blame is on the adults who knew they were doing something wrong.

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sensei

It doesnt matter who you have bred or what you’ve done.

My definition is still correct.

But if the criteria of the debate is who has spawned grandchildren...well you got me on that one.

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@Maria Feb. 2 02:11 pm JST

The reason minors are protected by law is that they are mentally and emotionally vulnerable. They are not capable of making important decisions, and can easily be manipulated, lied to, led astray, and threatened.

Frankly, I think that blanket statements like this don't do anyone any good. You might remember that only 100 or so years ago, people were already starting to work in their teens.

The main deficits of a teenager's thinking compared to an adult is that they are more vulnerable to Affect and they are less likely to think long term. Yet it is not impossible for them to think deeply and calmly and we shouldn't make blanket statements, upon which we deny them the right to give consent.

Further, I think sometimes people overthink things when it comes to sex. You see a minor having sex with an adult, and you think of abstract notions of sexual purity, microscopic statistical changes in outcomes, abstract loss of future ...

Maybe she just made a fast business deal and made a fast buck when she would have to work for ten times the hours through so called "acceptable means".

Fraud and coercion are in any case covered by the regular criminal law. Consent or lack thereof should be determined on the facts, not on blanket legal fictions.

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It doesnt matter who you have bred or what you’ve done.

It does when you accuse me of not knowing the difference between infants, children, and teenagers

if the criteria of the debate is who has spawned grandchildren...well you got me on that one.

if the criteria of the debate is who's the bigger @ss, well you got me on that one

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Reread man

You said it was pedophilia. I told you it wasn’t.

Point stands.

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We're not even talking about the definition of pedophilia now. You said I didn't know the difference between an infant a child and a teenager so I proved that I did. Point stands

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Ok man you win! You know what a teenager is. What was I thinking.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

14 going on 28. Not at all unusual in Nihon.

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