Parents arrested for abuse of three children


Police in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 30-year-old man and his 30-year-old wife on suspicion of abusing three of their four children ― a son aged 7 and two daughters aged 5 and 2.

According to police, Yuya Dobashi, who works as a security guard, hit his son’s face repeatedly with a flyswatter at their home on Dec 6, Sankei Shimbun reported. His wife Hikaru strongly pinched her daughters on the face and chin on Wednesday .

Staff at the daycare center which the two-year-old girl attends noticed bruises on her face on Wednesday and notified a child welfare center about a possible case of abuse,. The center contacted police who questioned both parents on Thursday.

Police said Dobashi and his wife have admitted to abusing their children because “they wouldn’t do as they were told.”

The Dobashi also have an 8-year-old son. Police said all four children have been taken into protective custody.

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Terrible. Poor children. Well done to the daycare and welfare center staff. Hopefully some time apart from their children will teach the parents some needed lessons, to really treasure them and to always treat them well. Also, hopefully someone will give the parents a solid talking to and warning 'Change your ways or lose the children permanently.'

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It a continual cycle, they thrmselves were not raised with love or integrity and expect child to know what to do and to follow their benevolent parents who are in fact children themselves. Said it before and I'll say it again b cluster disorders like NPD BPD are a everywhere here. Hope the children get the love and support they need.

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abusing their children because “they wouldn’t do as they were told”

There it is again! Too many parents don’t know the difference between discipline and abuse. They honestly believe that being a bully or a thug and belting their kids around is good parenting. Obviously, their education did not evolve much past third grade elementary school.

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Discipline is a moral issue. Abuse is a society issue. Obviously, these animals do not have the morals to discipline their children and use the age old beating their kids into submission. Nothing disgusts me more than people who hit their kids for discipline. I have four kids and five grandchildren. We have strict family rule of never hitting or verbally abusing anybody. We are a happy family.

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How someone down voted Do the hustle is beyond me!!

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Would the down voter please voice his view point please.

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Poor children.

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