Parents arrested for abusing 1-month-old son


Police in Kyoto have arrested a 31-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife on suspicion of abusing their one-month-old son in June 2017.

According to police, Kazushi Higashie, a nutritionist, and his wife Marina abused their then one-month-old son between June 12 and June 21 last year at their house in Nishikyo Ward, fracturing his right thigh and breaking his right leg, Fuji TV reported.

After they took the boy to hospital, a doctor contacted the local child welfare center about a case of possible abuse. The center then notified police.

Police said Higashie has admitted to abusing the boy but his wife has denied the charge.

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what possible reason would you have to violently beat a defenseless baby? Sick pieces of trash.

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2017 ?

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Yes, 2017. It took this long to get enough on them to charge them.

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Another chapter in the idiot's guide to childcare. "If your baby won't stop crying, beat him into submission"

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Why? How? ONE month old. What on earth are you thinking? These are jsut the ones that make the news. Can you imagine how many kids get abused and not make the news? It's sickening.

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Sick people wtf are they thinking lock them up throw the key away..

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Crying babies and unqualified parents = disaster. If you want a child you have to plan and least the lucky boy is still alive.

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Dogs, Rats & Gorilla's treat their New Born babies better then these people did. Who are the real animals ? And where is the little baby boy now a days ??

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Broke the leg of a one month old. Utter scum.

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A one month old is an incredibly fragile being, this is a sick crime to commit.

I hope the baby recovers and finds a better home to be raised in.

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There is no excuse for this ZERO NADDA NONE! Both should be caned in public, absolutely pissed when I read stuff like this! I do not understand the mentality behind such actions, absolutely bewildered. My wifes daughter has a boy the father has just totally forgot him, spends his nights in snack bars, doesn't even send birthday cards, befuddles me as to how some people treat their own blood!

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I'm glad the doctor took action. Thank you for being a hero. People like these two scumbags don't deserve to be parents. Criminals in my opinion.

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Hopefully both individuals get sterilized, then thrown in jail till they no longer are able to breathe.

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Horrible crime, one wonders what horrible lives the parents had that would lead them to doing this.

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Public stocks at Shibuya crossing would be a fitting punishment for this pair of louts.

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Jesus wept. Reading this, I despair of humanity.

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Public stocks at Shibuya crossing would be a fitting punishment for this pair of louts.

If you live in medieval times, sure. Thankfully, we've progressed somewhat since then.

The couple need serious psychiatric attention. So we can all learn and hopefully prevent such horrors from occurring again.

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