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Prosecutors drop case against man accused of assaulting woman in hotel

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The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office has dropped charges against a 47-year-old man arrested for critically injuring a woman at a love hotel in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. Prosecutors did not give any reason for not proceeding with the indictment. 

The defendant was involved in a "Papa-katsu," or "sugar daddy" relationship with the 27-year-old woman and paid her to go on dates, Sankei Shimbun reported at the time of the man’s arrest on June 30.

The man was accused of punching the woman several times in the face at the hotel. Police believe financial trouble had ensued between the two over the sugar daddy arrangement.

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Should be illegal for these young girls to use their bodies to entice lonely old men and fleece them for their money. Sickening behavior.

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"Sugar daddy arrangement?" Call it for what it is, prostitution, which is illegal in Japan and NOT a victimless crime.

The guy needed to be locked up for a long time, this is a farce.

-1 ( +21 / -22 )

Prosecutors did not give any reason for not proceeding with the indictment. 

This means the guy paid the woman off to drop the charges.

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My prediction is the guy has friends or family in high places.

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TokyoJoe:

”Young girls”? She’s 27 years old. Well old enough to know what she was doing.

23 ( +28 / -5 )

Sounds more like a Vinegar Daddy…

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Any male who punches a woman is not a "man".

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Call is as it is guys, she dropped all charges after she was paid a nice sum of cash, it's a reward for prostitution work.

7 ( +17 / -10 )

Call it what you like, paying for her companionship or outright prostitution, neither excuses this scumbag from beating a woman. But as is always the case, his money gets him exactly what he wants.

10 ( +16 / -6 )

It amazes me how many people blame the woman. It doesn't matter if she's a prostitute, if it really was a sugar daddy, etc.

The guy punched the woman in the face several times and seriously injured her. If it wasn't necessary self-defense, then it's completely irrelevant what the relationship between them was.

14 ( +19 / -5 )

$ solves so many problems.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

NOT a victimless crime

So who's the victim in a "sugar daddy" relationship? And does the same apply for "sugar momma" relationships?

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The guy should be in jail, no buts.

Shame on your misogyny, Japan!

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I think a settlement was reached with the victim by paying a sum of money.

Unfortunately, it is the lawyer's job to lessen the suspect's guilt.

However, the suspect's name was reported under his real name at the time of the incident, and his social network was identified and criticized.

It may be impossible for him to live a normal life.

Socially, the suspect has been sanctioned.

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"The defendant was involved in a "Papa-katsu," or "sugar daddy" relationship with the 27-year-old woman and paid her to go on dates..." Kind of redundant, not?

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David BrentToday  08:15 am JST

Prosecutors did not give any reason for not proceeding with the indictment. 

This means the guy paid the woman off to drop the charges.

Agreed. That criminals can buy their way out of charges here is further evidence that the Japanese “justice” system is a joke.

Crimes are prosecuted by the government because society suffers from crime. Allowing people to pay the direct victim is “shortchanging,” no pun intended, society.

Foul.

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Any male who punches a woman is not a "man".

Hold on. What if the woman is twice the size in stature and muscle, and she's physically abusing him? Or do you think all women the weaker sex? What if the woman is holding a knife at your throat? Get real, many women are twice as manly as many men: they can give harder than you and take it - look at female boxers or wrestlers. No person male or female should be punched, and neither should we automatically assume all women weak and all men strong. I've seen plenty of girls or women as fighters.

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Get real, many women are twice as manly as many men: they can give harder than you and take it - look at female boxers or wrestlers.

Not to mention mma fighters.

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So who's the victim in a "sugar daddy" relationship? And does the same apply for "sugar momma" relationships?

The silence is deafening.

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Pacific SauryToday  03:51 pm JST

So who's the victim in a "sugar daddy" relationship? And does the same apply for "sugar momma" relationships?

The silence is deafening.

Apologies, didn’t see your questions.

Insofar as the exchange of money, there is no victim. That, however, is not the issue: the sugar daddy beating the woman is.

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Agreed @P. Smith 3:05pm & @DavidBrent 8:15am:

*- [Prosecutors not proceeding with the indictment.] This means the guy paid the woman off to drop the charges. “Agreed. That criminals can buy their way out of charges here is further evidence that the Japanese “justice” system is a joke. *

So, is the media here, many times lacking in their responsibility to society to follow up their stories, lacking a consistency of alleged impartiality, and lacking the integrity to resolve issues fairly. The issue of this victim’s story and other issues here will just be swept aside.

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@snowymountainhell

So, is the media here, many times lacking in their responsibility to society to follow up their stories, lacking a consistency of alleged impartiality, and lacking the integrity to resolve issues fairly. The issue of this victim’s story and other issues here will just be swept aside.

If you are in Japan, you're clearly not happy here. Go back to wherever people don't pay off people to save their own butts, the media is perfect, and YOUR people are better than anyone else. Or open your eyes and understand that your statistical chance of being involved in a violent crime, grifted or the victim of a scam, or in anyway having contact with LE is lower in Japan than almost anywhere else you might choose to live or be allowed to live. We see singular stories of unfortunate behaviors that occur in Japan which happen multiple times a day in [presidential expletive deleted] countries like the U.S. and never see light of press. And your consistency is remarkable. Your attitude among the readers here regarding Japan is certainly not unique but it is difficult to understand ANY English speaker (except maybe N.Z.'s) who forget the daily crud they live with back in their own dens of hypocrisy! GO HOME!

yeah, I know, Mods...out it goes...but sometimes I just get disgusted with these no-minds and their ignorance and name calling and half-witted cultural blindness and amnesia... please, don't even bother sending the notice...

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Good to know that you can do anything you darn well please in Japan, so long as you have the money to cover your tracks.

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Apologies, didn’t see your questions.

Insofar as the exchange of money, there is no victim. That, however, is not the issue: the sugar daddy beating the woman is.

Oh, THIS incident! I thought you meant "sugar daddy" arrangements in general. I've been considering setting something up. I haven't got a whole lot of free cash. 30 year olds have more expensive tastes, so I'll have to go with an age where even a little bit of money is appreciated. Trips to the dagashiya and Sugakiya, etc...

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oldman_13Today 08:06 am JST

"Sugar daddy arrangement?" Call it for what it is, prostitution, which is illegal in Japan and NOT a victimless crime.

Prostitution is not always illegal in Japan, it depends on the circumstances.

Ordinances are somewhat dispersed about it, but they make it clear that sexual favors against money require both persons involved to be 18+.

There are rules which make it illegal to engage in street prostitution and/or approach customers in public areas, especially near schools, hospitals, railway stations etc.

Pimp activity is also outlawed.

However it is not illegal for consenting adults to meet in private rooms and to exchange sex for money, as long nothing can be seen or heard from outside.

Most of these contacts are now going on by internet, not visible for others and such places are usually located in basements in entertainment areas - so no outsider can claim to feel disturbed.

Not a victimless crime? What do you mean with that? Who is the victim?

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@Reckless $ solves so many problems. Money also cause many problems and is the root of most evils!!

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MarkToday 09:18 am JST

Call is as it is guys, she dropped all charges after she was paid a nice sum of cash, it's a reward for prostitution work.

In this case as reported, this woman was punched several times brutally in the face and critically injured.

She deserves compensation pay in return to drop those charges. Nobody deserves to be beaten up like that.

However of course I agree with you, my compassion for this woman is rather limited.

To be active in the twilight zone as a woman renting out her body against cash might be financially very lucrative but risky, too. Surely she cannot expect a violence-free environment.

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Sounds like she wanted more of his money . Case dropped .

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The Justice system her is obviously set around ‘civil-remedies’, in other words ‘apologies and cash payments. Any other challenging legal reforms, thoughts, ideas, etc are met with the ‘status quo’ in Japan: to squeal “Go back to where you came from!” and “take any progressive, individual thought with you” rather than addressing the hard truth of their continued government manipulations & media-supported repression of free thinkers who don’t agree with their well-established controls over the populace.

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Prosecutors did not give any reason for not proceeding with the indictment. 

Why ain't any explanations? Who pays them?

Lets hire somebody that can take some responsibility of his actions.

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