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Police officer busted for allegedly molesting 15-yr-old girl

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A police officer in Tokyo was suspended from duty after he allegedly molested a minor at a train station.

According to police, the 27-year-old officer, stationed in Tamagawa, is accused of molesting a 15-year-old schoolgirl on the platform at Shibuya Station in August, Sankei Shimbun reported Saturday. The man was caught on a security camera groping the girl's buttocks and breasts. He repeatedly molested the girl, ignoring her requests for him to stop, police said.

Police said the officer was suspended from duty on Oct 2, following which he voluntarily quit the force. Tamagawa Police Station released a statement in response to the incident in which it said, "This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again."

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Time for a curfew for all Japanese policemen!

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The man was caught on a security camera groping the girl’s buttocks and breasts. He repeatedly molested the girl, ignoring her requests for him to stop, police said.

So even with the act captured they are still considering it an alleged molestation??? bad enough when you have creeps and sickos doing this stuff but COPS???? if you cant trust the people who are supposed to catch the wackos who can you trust??

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Was this reported in August when it happened or did someone discover it while the broom and rug were being prepared?

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A train station is the one place that's guaranteed to have surveilance cameras.

What surprises me about this article is that a cop, who should know this more than anyone else, would be so stupid as to to this at a place like this.

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would be so stupid as to to this at a place like this.

Cops are hired to follow orders not think, most are high school graduates from not too bright schools, big bodies to intimidate is all that is needed.

I know two college graduates at police college now who can't believe how immature the cadets are. These guys are going from their mums loving (do everything) care straight to the police with no life skills.

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Not had a crime article about a j-cop in some time. Record time in fact.

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To quote the infamous Cartman " I AM A COP, YOU WILL RESPECT MA AUTHORITAAA!" To think that some people don't trust cops... where would they get those thoughts from...? :/

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“This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.”

Actually, it seems rather becoming of a Japanese cop, given all the other stories I've read on here about J-cops groping girls, stealing, being intoxicated and driving, etc.

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never see this news on NHK. Sure the US guy punching the 13yr old is bad, but how about the lack of confidence in police, especially when these things happen all the time

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OK now, we'll see japanese 'protesters' out in the streets with nuanced condemnation of this negative action partaken by a japanese police officer. They shall be barking for curfews and what not. OH! No we won't. It's japan so it's OK if JSDF personnel or j-police officers act in anti-social manners.

I certainly hope this so-called officer doesn't even try to lamely state that he was searching for concealed weapons.

Also, “This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.” Hmm, sad. Same ol' same ol' from the j-establishment. "....we would like to....." Just in case any j-establishment crony is reading this try something new like ACTUALLY take steps to ensure this kind of thing does not occur again.

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Police said the officer was suspended from duty

That's it?! Why wasn't he criminally charged?

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No charge? No counseling? I bet he will be a repeat offender.

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Like what time did this happen? Were there other passengers on the platform at the time? Was the cop drunk? Shibuya station usually has many passengers waiting for trains and no one came to the girl's outcry if she had done so. Very short article.

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Again? Wtf,,,the whole police force needs a big shakedown here..starting at the top.

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That's it?! Why wasn't he criminally charged?

wontond -- you must be new to Japan, because you still think there is a place for moral indignation or even logic when it comes to the "justice" system. Odds are this guy is a second or third generation cop and has lots of other relatives on the force, so it will just be swept under the carpet. While as other posters point out, the U.S. serviceman allegedly punching a Japanese youth is the lead news story and the basis for outrage among the citizens.

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I am not even surprised any more about this sort of J-police story.

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The keystones starting off the week with a bang, I see.

"“This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.”

This would be a good start: JAIL TIME! The man obviously committed a crime, and continued to do so after the young woman said stop, and he is supposed to UPHOLD the law, not break it, but the fact that he was merely suspended and then allowed to tender his resignation and not be fired and then charged and jailed is absolutely ridiculous. What justice does this molested young woman get. "Yoshi yoshi, little girl. Try to be more careful next time" I bet. Imagine the outrage if a US serviceman had done this in Okinawa! But nope, it's all good when it's a Japanese police officer.

Only in Japan.

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unequivocally: "I certainly hope this so-called officer doesn't even try to lamely state that he was searching for concealed weapons."

He doesn't need to. It won't be followed up until he does it again and is let off again. All he needs to say is, "I wanted to know what it was like to molest a highschool student" and the Japanese public will say, "Naruhodo".

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“This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.”

And they will do this how? Curfews? Do ALL cops now need to be put on lockdown and bed checks done nightly? Will you suggest that the commanding officer be held accountable? Are ALL cops now bad apples because of these fools? I could go on forever but those of us who follow this and the other 'alleged' crimes down south know the drill. The rug must be pretty lumpy now with all the crap swept under it. Guess they need to start diggin' holes.............

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Wel, they got him on camera, so he can't wriggle his way out of it.

Surely they are going to fire him from the police force?

Thereafter, whatever other punishment they give him, it's going to be difficult for him to get a job.

"And why did you leave your last employment, sir?"

(Face reddens) "Um, I'd rather not say, if you don't mind."

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I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess he won't be placed on a sex offender registry. Keeping with he topic of sex offenders, how does it feel to not know if you have one of these sickos living in your neighborhood?

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Molestation CAUGHT ON CAMERA, and the guy only got suspended? They should throw him in jail, and put mandatory curfew on all cops in the city (off duty ones)

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BertieWoosterNov. 04, 2012 - 11:17AM JST

Wel, they got him on camera, so he can't wriggle his way out of it.

He already did.

Surely they are going to fire him from the police force?

Suspended, then quit, so no, they won't.

Thereafter, whatever other punishment they give him, it's going to be difficult for him to get a job.

So why aren't you suggesting we lynch this guy too? You seem to have wanted that for anyone that may have committed a crime down in Okinawa, but you seem perfectly content letting this guy go even if he was caught red handed with irrefutable evidence.

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Ah yes, another stupid idiot and a cop?? Not just Japanese cops, we can go to ANY country and some bad apples will be there, so time to shake the Japanese cop apple tree! Let them bad apples fall, be dragged down and KICKED out of the police force ASAP and this fool should be ARRESTED too!

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Suspended from duty? WTF!!! Why wasn't he arrested like every other groper? "Behavior unbecoming a police officer?" Are they serious? It is behavior unbecoming any member of society!

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How out of it does a cop have to be to not even care about security cameras? He needs professional help.

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What kind of "requesting" did the 15-year old? Polite, screaming, punching? No one else was around who saw this? No help from bystanders? Missing a lot of important details here?

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I think it's strange. If you are from the USA and you read a story about a bad police man, no one ever says USA cop. Or a bad cop in the uk. No one ever says bad UK-cop. I find is so sad that you all have no problem distinguishing this man a JAPANESE police man. Of course he is Japanese, it's a Japanese news website. He is a bad cop. Just like the thousands of bad cops all over the world. Why does he have to lumped into "j-cop" And yeah p. this sicko should be thrown in jail. 15 years for EACH offense. Sexual molestation of a minor AND abuse of power! I think it is horrible that police who break the law are not punished harder than a common citizen. Policeman are suppose to be the model of justice, so when they break the law the pen entry should be twice as harsh in cases like this.

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Robert: in any other country an officer would be arrested for such actions, hence the lack of continual discussion on the matter. Japan has a special breed of police officers; largely inept, needing almost zero ability to qualify (it seems), an obviously lax psych test (if any), and a propensity for drunk driving (leading to accidents and fleeing the scene), up-skirt photos, groping, and letting criminals get away. Hence, "J-cops". They are a force all their own. Agree with your suggestion as to his punishment, but again... This is Japan, and he won't receive any punishment at all.

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Facepalm.... come on Japan police - we can do better!

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And they say Japan is a very, very safe country? ........

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No Charges? Did he break the law? does quitting his job absolve him?

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“This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.”

Looks like the mouthpieces are taking a page from the US Military's response to incidents guide book.

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basroil,

So why aren't you suggesting we lynch this guy too?

Probably because that is not my way.

I would never suggest mob violence as a punishment for any crime.

You seem to have wanted that for anyone that may have committed a crime down in Okinawa, but you seem perfectly content letting this guy go even if he was caught red handed with irrefutable evidence.

I'm glad you had the courage to bring the point up and say something about it. I'd hate for a misunderstanding like this spoil a wonderful friendship.

I'm afraid that I must apologise for lack of clarity again!

It's my fault. I am too vague, it is a personality fault and I shall have to do something about it.

So, let's clarify a couple of things:

1) I would never recommend lynching.

2) The topic we are dealing with on this page has nothing to do with Okinawa.

3) I am not content with letting this guy go at all. I wonder why you thought I was?

As for what I think should happen to this "policeman," of course, he should be given the equivalent in the police world of a dishonourable discharge and he should receive the appropriate punishment for this crime.

The punishment should, I feel be heavy, as this person was charged with the responsibility of keeping the peace and upholding law and order in his area.

But lynching, no. That's not our way.

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Ranger_Miffy2,

You bring up an excellent point:

No help from bystanders?

This is a terrible feature of the Japanese psyche.

Very, very few of them would offer any kind of help.

They just don't want to get involved.

Which rather nonsensical because four or five ought to be able to subdue one guy, however big he was.

I remember seeing a guy grope and attempt to dry-folk (misspelling) a girl in a crowded train in Tokyo once. I burst out laughing - it was funny - and asked him if he was in heat.

He walked away.

With the "policeman" in question, I would suggest that several people around aimed their keitais and took photos of him. That would probably have worked.

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Japan Laws , if not the Constitution should be revised.

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To jail or court? Pathetic! Stupid corrupt law!

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This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer

Except it happens all the time

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When a Jpolice officer commits such crime it takes 3 months for someone to recognize his crime and actually see it in the news. How prejudice and unstable is the Japanese laws system. For once, equality should be served under the law. He deserves to get fired, jailed and summoned to pay a great fine to the girl in question for messing up her future. This cop is dirt bag!!!!!

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I'm still wondering WHY IT TOOK A MONTH for this to be reported? Did it slip out from under the rug?

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May be he's only " patting " her down for concealed weapons..............safety first , gotta serve and protect the train riding public.

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Ronald F StarkNov. 04, 2012 - 04:28PM JST

I'm still wondering WHY IT TOOK A MONTH for this to be reported? Did it slip out from under the rug?

Non-sensational crimes tend to break on sundays so they don't make it on the the monday morning news. Considering disciplinary action was Oct 2, either the article is wrong or they did indeed try to slip it under the monday morning rug.

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There is much we don't know.

We don't know anything about the girl in question. For some 15 year olds, getting touched up on a train wouldn't be a big deal. We don't know this. We also don't know if she was in uniform, or dressed in an ultra mini-skirt. On the other hand, it might have been a traumatic experience for the kid that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

Again, we don't know.

But for a policeman to grope ANYONE, underage or not deserves appropriate punishment. The very least of which will be, I am sure a dishonourable discharge. If it isn't, there is something very wrong with the police system.

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It shouldn't matter what the girl was wearing, it doesn't make it appropriate to grope her without her consent. Seeing as she told him multiple times to stop, means she didn't give consent.

Trying to shift the blame onto the 15 year old girl. For shame

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“This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.”

Soft, weasel words when dealing with the probable case of child molestation. Disgusting. Why does not this surprise me coming from Japanese Police? Every day, another new sordid crime reported about Japanese cops - and rest assured - only the tip of the iceberg is even reported. If convicted this maggot deserves 10 years and he should be named and shamed in his neighbourhood and not be allowed within 1km of any school upon release.

Who is looking after the children in Japan - not the cops - that's for sure and certain.

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Yeah, but is the girl cute...............

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But lynching, no. That's not our way.

Who is "our"? If you are speaking for yourself that is one thing but dont include me or other parents of young girls or boys for that matter that WANT to depend upon the police to keep our children safe.

I suppose if you don't have any kids it's understandable that you would feel this way as you dont understand our fears, however lynching is too good for this guy and any other pervert that preys on children.

The deepest depths of hell dont even come close to the miseries I would reek on this dude if given the chance without retribution. All parents live in fear, at least in the back of their minds, that their children might be a victim of (I can not write here what I want to say) dani like this!

The police here have a LONG way to go in working at rebuilding or gaining the trust of the people.

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@Yubaru

I suppose if you don't have any kids it's understandable that you would feel this way as you dont understand our fears, however lynching is too good for this guy and any other pervert that preys on children. The deepest depths of hell dont even come close to the miseries I would reek on this dude if given the chance without retribution.

Ha! I have kids, and this kind of macho posturing just makes me laugh.

What would you do if he's seven-foot tall with fists like steam hammers and a karate expert? You might find yourself up close and personal with the "depths of hell" a bit faster than you could have ever imagined....

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Ranger_Miffy2: "No help from bystanders?"

In Japan?? There ARE very, very, very rare cases where bystanders help, particularly when it comes to stopping some chikan on a train, actually, but suffice it to say it is the exception to the exception (not even close to exception to the norm). Don't you remember when that scumbag dragged a woman, screaming, from her seat on the bullet train and then proceeded to rape her in one of the toilet stalls? all the passengers just turned their heads and pretended to be asleep or that nothing was wrong. Not ONE person stood up to try and stop the man, nor did they utter even a peep. There were a good deal of posters on here at the time suggesting the people in that car receive some kind of charge for the utterly disgusting behaviour, but alas... this is Japan.

No, once a body is found and the news crews roll in the neighbours love to come out of their houses and say, "I heard the poor little boy/girl crying, and parents screaming, and he/she was so thin when I saw him/her. I always worried about the poor child" or whatever, AFTER THE FACT, of course. That said, when you DO confront someone here about something wrong there's a good chance they'll snap and stab you or throw you in front of a train, so it's risky.

Anyway, I'm quite sure most of the people just pretended to be asleep and not notice what was happening.

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Personally, I'd rather see this guy receive the punishment he deserved from a judge in a court of law, who made his decision after hearing the whole case. I just hope that whatever the punishment is that it a) fits the crime and b) includes the policeman becoming an ex-policeman.

Lynching is not the way of civilised people.

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Koriacan-san,

Trying to shift the blame onto the 15 year old girl.

I wasn't.

I merely pointed out that we don't know the exact facts of this case.

That's why we have courts of law and judges. So that they can hear all aspects of a case and make an appropriate judgement.

All we have to go on is the few lines written above.

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Back on topic please.

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OMG. Why couldn't the girl's father be there when the cop was "searching" his daughter.

That guy probably would have gotten a free ride into the 9:07 Odawara if he was there.

I 'msure that there are some really good cops out there protecting Japan from each other but I just haven't met any.

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What would you do if he's seven-foot tall with fists like steam hammers and a karate expert? You might find yourself up close and personal with the "depths of hell" a bit faster than you could have ever imagined....

You have no idea who or what I am, and believe me it never matters how large a person is, they all go down one way or another. Oh and there are very few 7ft tall Japanese anyway.

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Interesting also that you accuse others of using one bad egg to condemn the whole of the US military, yet, you appear to be doing the same thing with this policeman.

Like it or not infinitely more police here in Japan have committed more crimes than ALL of the US military combined over the past 20 years or so.

That says A LOT about the country in and of itself. While there are plenty of good and decent folks that are police I have YET to condemn all of them for the deeds of the 10% or more that are rotten eggs.

However if the US military as a whole is punished for the misdeeds of a few then the JP's should also face the same punishment for the misdeeds of many!

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I'm stating the obvious when I say some of us only want to know where the outrage is on this one and why it took so long for it to come out. The guy is scum for what he did just as anyone from anywhere is that is CONFIRMED and proven to commit such crimes.

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Think people should be putting a little water in their wine and seeing all human beings as being fallible, not the us different from them. We have a saying that when ever you are pointing the finger at someone, you have three of that hand pointing at you.

Well said, unfortunately here all that matters is where you come from. If you are Japanese you get a free pass, if you are a foreigner, well.......

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BertieWoosterNov. 04, 2012 - 08:44PM JST

That's why we have courts of law and judges. So that they can hear all aspects of a case and make an appropriate judgement.

All we have to go on is the few lines written above.

Very true, but the few lines above do indeed make it irrelevant. This crime will never see a judge, since the cops have dropped the case and left it at a suspension. They took the law into their own hands and made the judicial system irrelevant.

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Haha, we will never hear from this story or any follow ups ever again as per usual. They will slap him on the wrist and tell him to confess to his mother, then they will persecute the girl with interrogations for days and probably interrogate her family and friends and school teachers for the next six months if they dont arrest her on some ' alleged prostitution charges' What a joke a usual.“This was behavior unbecoming of a police officer. We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.” How exactly will they make sure this never happens again? Oh yes, probably all girls under 16 will have to wear longer skirts, at least below upper thigh height and stop bending over in public to pull up their cotton socks.

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I'd also like more info about this. Was he in uniform when he groped her? We're there other cops around at the time? What time of day was it? Some other people mentioned stepping in and helping the girl, but if this scumbag was in uniform nobody would step in.

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Bertie: "Lynching is not the way of civilised people."

Just as a point of order, Bertie, 'lynch' can be used in the metaphorical sense and need not literally mean throwing a rope over the bow of a tree and hanging someone. Same as if I said, "The man was crucified at the hearing"; I'm not at all saying that the person was nailed up to a cross. Both 'lynch' and 'crucify' can simply refer to severely beating a person in argument/debate/questioning or just a scathing presentation of facts, etc.

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First off, I'm not going to simply shrug at a POLICE OFFICER of all people molesting a 15-year-old girl even after she asked him to stop and say, "Well, we all make mistakes!". Second, if I point the finger at him and call him what he is -- a molester and a sick man to boot -- there will be no one else pointing at me unless they are nuts and think the guy is justified in doing what he did.

What I'm curious about is if the man receives any kind of benefits for quitting instead of being fired, like severance. Now this guy can lay back and get unemployment benefits from our taxes while looking for his next target.

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Heh every job has stuff like this, hell even the military of every country does as well. Men are just horny creatures, some more disturb then others obviously. But as I started saying. "Heh" Not shocked at the position, but shocked at the alleged part.

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Men are just horny creatures,

But MEN typically are not pedophiles!

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The keystones starting off the week with a bang, I see.

"Keystones"...that's funny. Never heard of them referred to the Japansese Police as keystones. LOL!

I also wonder if he was in uniform or not.....not that it makes any difference in the matter. Groping and touching should not be tolerated by anyone.

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How exactly will they make sure this never happens again? Oh yes, probably all girls under 16 will have to wear longer skirts, at least below upper thigh height and stop bending over in public to pull up their cotton socks.

This will do nothing to stop it. It is going to take education from a young age about respecting people of the opposite sex and treating women with equality.

But even then it will still happen. In Japan it happens more because too many men only view women as lesser than themselves.

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Not just fire this punk but arrest him!!

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why didn't he use the "frisking a suspicious character" excuse?

"We would like to take steps to ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again.”

Just like the previous times?

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"Keystones"...that's funny. Never heard of them referred to the Japansese Police as keystones. LOL!

New this site I see.

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Japan is a safe country. If it were not the crime rate would be thru the roof with cops like this on the beat.

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Smithinjapan: can you really not see what your are doing by using the term j-cop is so wrong. There are plenty of good cops out there. They are still public servants and most or just hardworking guys trying to a do a good job. What .01% of them are bad. Now they are j-cops. I would be a years salary there are more crooked cops in the USA any day!

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He should have said he was drunk.

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We don't know anything about the girl in question. For some 15 year olds, getting touched up on a train wouldn't be a big deal. We don't know this. We also don't know if she was in uniform, or dressed in an ultra mini-skirt. On the other hand, it might have been a traumatic experience for the kid that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

Again, we don't know.

But for a policeman to grope ANYONE, underage or not deserves appropriate punishment. The very least of which will be, I am sure a dishonourable discharge. If it isn't, there is something very wrong with the police system.

It's sad that this kind of thinking exists here. It shouldnt matter what age or state of dress or undress she was in, NO female should be subjected to this type of behavior.

Dishonorable discharge? That's military, not the cops, but keeping with your theme here, he shouldnt be "discharged" he should be put in JAIL!

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YubaruNov. 05, 2012 - 03:58PM JST

But for a policeman to grope ANYONE, underage or not deserves appropriate punishment. The very least of which will be, I am sure a dishonourable discharge. If it isn't, there is something very wrong with the police system.

Anyone else would be liable for jail time, especially if there was video evidence, so just firing the guy simply isn't enough. He should be made an example of by at least taking it to court and having the courts decide his fate.

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He needs to stand trial, period!

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Is it just me? Do the Japanese journalists actually know how to do journalism....Where is the information needed? Based on what has been written..usually 3 sentences or so...this officer is not even in jail. Sheesh...so if you are a Japanese person and commit crimes...you really don't need to worry too much. Look at the guy who served his own body parts to paying customers...he got charged with "indecent exposure?" That is just weird beyound belief. This officer needs to be punished like the American soilders, sailors etc. No one should be beyond the law! This poor girl needs to know she is not at fault and she needs to know that her attacker is going to be punished. That is my opinion.

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basroil.......Unfortunately the paragraph that you are quoting me is something that Bert wrote, I copied and pasted the entire selection then highlighted it and THAT part failed to get quoted.

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@speed.. You are more than right, the station is the place guaranteed to have surveillance cameras, and this cop who is supposed to know this, should be the dumbest in the whole world to dare such an act there, or he a habitual so addicted to the act that he no longer take cognizance of where he is. Can't tell how many such he's gotten away with!

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next week:

"police officer released with no charges"

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We don't know anything about the girl in question. For some 15 year olds, getting touched up on a train wouldn't be a big deal. We don't know this. We also don't know if she was in uniform, or dressed in an ultra mini-skirt. On the other hand, it might have been a traumatic experience for the kid that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

PLEASE actually READ the article. She repeatedly asked him to stop, so it definitely WAS a "big deal" to her.

There's a bit of advice that gets drilled into kids in the high schools elsewhere and it goes along the lines of, "No means NO"... Not "Maybe". Not "I'm saying no, but I really want you to continue." NO. Apparently that bit of advice never made it to Japanese schools?

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next week:

"police officer released with no charges"

Aizo, you'll never see that because he was never arrested for his crimes. You can't be "released" if you were never arrested.

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Police said the officer was suspended from duty on Oct 2, following which he voluntarily quit the force.

So he was arrested and charged with a sexual assault...? Right...?

You're NOT going to tell me that they didn't even arrest him?

So he's free to walk the streets and sexually assault others...?

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If the girl's cute, then it's OK here.

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This SOB was suspended? What? His superiors have just committed a severe injustice akin to his.

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