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Rape suspect says he scaled walls to reach victims' residences on 10 occasions

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A 26-year-old man was arrested for trespass and rape on Thursday, accused of climbing up into a second-floor apartment in Moriguchi City on the night of June 12 and raping the female resident. The suspect has told police that he has done the same thing on about 10 occasions.

Kazunari Iwano, a barber and resident of Kadoma City, is accused of climbing up to the veranda of the second-floor apartment and entering it through an open window, before raping the female resident inside. Police said he was able to get up to the second floor by climbing up on to a wall and stepping on a vending machine. Iwano was arrested on Thursday after his DNA was found to match that of evidence collected in the apartment.

Police said that five other similar incidents involving women living on second or third-floor apartments in Kadoma City and neighboring Moriguchi City were reported in early to mid-June, and police are continuing their investigations in those cases. Iwano is believed to have followed the women back to their apartments and waited for them to turn off the lights before climbing up the walls and entering the apartments.

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"I sleep with . . a loaded gun next to my bed."

In Japan?

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We don't know if the othr women reported it. they probably did but it isn't usually publicized until they nab a suspect. That is the way it is here.

By the way..that rape isn't about sex stuff....buuuuullllllsh$$T.!!

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The suspect has told police that he has done the same thing on about 10 occasions.

How the heck does he get away with this so many times? Why wasn't this on the news earlier when it hit the say... 5 mark? Is this so common that it's not newsworthy until a person racks up 10? Why do they always confess their other crimes?

I'm so confused.

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The suspect has told police that he has done the same thing on about 10 occasions.

How the heck does he get away with this so many times? Why wasn't this on the news earlier when it hit the say... 5 mark? Is this so common that it's not newsworthy until a person racks up 10? Why do they always confess their other crimes?

I'm so confused.

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Heres what gets me about this guy. He admits hes done this at least 10 other times. Of which they have 5 reported cases. What happened to the other 5 women? Why didn't they report this? Anytime a woman is raped and doesn't report it, she is in effect saying that what was done to her was ok. And saying, that not only was it ok, but giving the scumbag license to victimize another woman. So everytime a woman fails to report a rape, she is in effect at least someone responsible for his next victim. 5 women reported, 5 did not. This statistic really, really needs to change!

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MORE sexual assault cases this week??

more variety in the unacceptable things.

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at least this time he wasnt a teacher! and he admitted to his other 'crimes'.

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bobbafett: "I sleep with my windows locked, chain on the door, doubled locked, and a loaded gun next to my bed. Take nothing for granted."

I'm just surprised your not blaming this on the women. :)

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MORE sexual assault cases this week?? What the hell is up with this nation?

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You answer the second question with the first one - surely on the 2nd/3rd floor of an apartment building you would be reasonably safe? Especially in "safety Japan"?

I sleep with my windows locked, chain on the door, doubled locked, and a loaded gun next to my bed. Take nothing for granted.

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If you are living on the 2nd or 3rd floor of an apartment in Japan, you usually think some fool is actually going to out of his way to climb into your room, right?

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We all live here right? I live in first floor 40-year old wooden apt. Not only are my bedroom windows open, but every xxx window in my 2LDK is wide open, otherwise I suffocate. I hate using "air-conditioning " which just gives me a sore throat and makes me naucious. Welcome to summertime in Tokyo. That's why she doesn't lock the windows on the 2nd floor. I'm surprised readers don't know that!

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one less ninja rapists..............ladies, hire Yojimbo

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AeJaLove-" 2. why on earth did the ladies NOT lock their windows???"

Hello 20/20 hindsight!

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why on earth did the ladies NOT lock their windows???

Because it is bloody hot at the moment? Or are you thinking it is all their fault for leaving the window open???!

You answer the second question with the first one - surely on the 2nd/3rd floor of an apartment building you would be reasonably safe? Especially in "safety Japan"?

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this case bugs me.. 1. he took that much effort to first stalk then climb then rape, 2. why on earth did the ladies NOT lock their windows???

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According to the experts, he went to all that trouble for power, and not for sex.

So my question is, does sitting around thinking of power make you pitch a tent?

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"This 26 year old scum bag looser needs to be sent off to Saudi Arabia, Iran etc..they know what to do with rapists like this dirty dog, chop his head off in public!" Well maybe not, in iran,pakistan and other places where sharia 'law' is used, its not unheard of for the victim of a rape to be executed and the perpetrator of it to walk free after paying only a fine.Irans' preferred method of execution is suspended hanging,where homosexuals are also deemed fair game.

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Let's see. They get raped if they work in the Green Car, if they subscribe to a newspaper and if they live on the 1st or 2nd floor. I used to wonder why J-girls walk around so often looking miserable. Must be some connection to the opportunities they don't have and being taken hostage by the J-guys who don't have any sense of ...what's the word?

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Kazunari Iwano, a barber and resident of Kadoma City, is accused of climbing up to the veranda of the second-floor apartment and entering it through an open window

I may be wrong, but I believe a veranda is a ground level roofed structure (like a porch), therefore he probably climbed up to a "balcony".

If the story is true I hope he gets locked away for a long time. This story is too close for comfort for me as my girlfriend lives in Kadoma.

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what a sick bastard and loser too! how can you do something like this? lock him up for life or just kill him.

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or lock your window...

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I thought people go to such extreme only for cash but gee! I was wrong. Rape too! A piece of advise to the single ladies.... try and rent apartments above third floor!

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This 26 year old scum bag looser needs to be sent off to Saudi Arabia, Iran etc..they know what to do with rapists like this dirty dog, chop his head off in public!

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That's our Japan safety country for you.

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another loser. he must be stupid to stalk women and enter their houses, because no such crime and criminal can remain secret.

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Why do the perps always 'fess up to loads of other crimes? And let's hope the DNA testing is more accurate that the one that sent down that other bloke for a 30 year stretch and was late found to be wrong.

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What a fine upstanding individual. Let's hope the judge at his trial allows for a ball and chain when this clown gets sent down for life.

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