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School flasher identified by semen left at scene

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A 37-year-old man has been arrested for exposing his genitals to schoolchildren at a school in Tokyo, police said Thursday.

The man, who has been named as 37-year-old Kennichi Ichikawa, is accused of standing near the side gate to an elementary school in Meguro Ward in January 2012 and showing his genitals to girls on the sports field and to a woman walking past the building, NTV reported.

However, in a separate incident in February 2012, semen was left outside the school in the same location. DNA analysis revealed that the semen was Ichikawa's, leading police to charge him for both counts of public indecency.

Ichikawa was quoted as saying he doesn't remember doing it.

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LOL

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Hatsoff hit the nail on the head.... Now that the cops have their hands on this perv they are not going to quit pumping him till he gives it all up, every last detail of his extracurricular activities. About the DNA, it doesn't matter whether he left DNA this time or not. They can swab his mouth and get a sample of his DNA to test against the suspect DNA left at the school.

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I'm confused by this story-- how do they know he's the one? There could still be another flasher out there.

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Kennichi was gone in a flash; he couldn't stick around.

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Simona We don't get anything like that in Roppongi

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Disgusting, perverted and pedophilic . This is so sick on so many levels that it boggles the mind!

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I'm on Meguro Town Hall's mailing list and we get alerts about perverts [many are just koe-kake jiken (some guy importunating or talking dirty to a girl/woman/boy/etc), but still] every single week. I wonder how the other Wards fare.

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Ichikawa was quoted as saying he doesn’t remember doing it.

Maybe he was drunk? what a jerk!

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Bertie, you are so clever... John Thomas.... and thanks for the explanation of "tube" no one on this site would have ever figured out what you were talking about.

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I reckon they need to get the cop from Osaka to sit on his back and crush him the POS.

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How did the cops get his DNA sample from him otherwise?

not too hard to figure this out.

Since the article describes that there was an "incident" in February, I think its safe to assume that there was some kind complaint made about someone going to work on himself in front of the school, and they found and collected the sample back then. They probably compared the sample they found at the scene in February to a blood test or cheek scrape that they probably took after the arrest.

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So if this is true;

However, in a separate incident in February 2012, semen was left outside the school in the same location. DNA analysis revealed that the semen was Ichikawa’s, leading police to charge him for both counts of public indecency.

Then;

A 37-year-old man has been arrested for exposing his genitals to schoolchildren at a school in Tokyo, police said Thursday.

He was doing a bit more than just exposing himself.

How did the cops get his DNA sample from him otherwise? Did they watch, did they wait he until he was done to take a sample? Or did they have his records on file for some other obscene act and do nothing to stop or prevent it from happening again?

Personally I'll bet it's the latter.

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Only sick peoples will do it. They are mentally ill. They need professional help from psychiatrist.

Seems to me that per-capita Japan has quite a few of these "sick people".

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Only sick peoples will do it. They are mentally ill. They need professional help from psychiatrist.

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This guy needs a kick in the nutz.

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Happened to a old girlfriend of mine on a London Tube (Subway).

The guy sat right opposite her and unzipped, exposing John Thomas.

Girlfriend thought it was so ridiculous that she went into uncontrollable giggles.

When she looked up, he had gone.

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But if he was identified by semen analysis then clearly they had those records on file in the first place. Why? would be my next question.

The way I'm reading it, he was arrested for the January incident, THEN they made the match with the February incident after his DNA was taken upon arrest.

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Based on a strict reading of the article, the police are on shaky grounds with the second charge. They have this guy exposing himself in January 2012, and they have some semen discovered a month later in the same area. They've charged him for "public indecency" in the February incident because his semen was found there, not because anyone actually saw him. How are they going to prove he was indecent in public in the February incident? Nobody saw him. He could have just walked by and dumped out some semen that was extracted earlier in private. I agree that's not likely what happened, but it WAS a possible cause for the semen to be there. That uncertainty is going to give the prosecution problems.

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@hatsoff- normally that gets a bit irritating but you nailed it - that was a good one!

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I was flashed more times in my 11 years in Tokyo than I ever was in my entire life elsewhere - including 2 trips to Paris ;) ! It`s like a national sport!

But if he was identified by semen analysis then clearly they had those records on file in the first place. Why? would be my next question.

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"No, fool!" I said. "'Education,' NOT 'ejaculation'"! What a, er, um, jerk ...!

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Ugly article. Yuck!

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Suddenly I'm less motivated to follow my dream of becoming a CSI detective.

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had a lot of spunk

I see what you did thar.

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I have 2 young kids & live in Meguro so this got my attention. My wife gets email alerts about weirdos in the area every so often.

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I wonder if this excuse ever works, because it seems like a lot of people use it

Well he's in a sticky situation and the cops are pumping him for information. He's ballsed up and trying to get out of a tight spot but he's clearly making a fist of it. If the cops keep pumping, the confession will come sooner or later.He had a lot of spunk doing that in public but he cocked up big time. Off to jail with him.

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Ichikawa was quoted as saying he doesn’t remember doing it

I wonder if this excuse ever works, because it seems like a lot of people use it

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Public indecency? Quick fine perhaps.

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Boom! Bagmigraine nails it.

Perhaps he means he's done so many, he doesn't recall these particular instances. Sort of like asking "remember that beer we drank in Roppongi that time?"

For the record, Badmigraine, I do not recall ever having drunk beer in Roppongi.

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May I ask where the DNA was found? in a lab

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This can be dangerous, would a possible "next step" for this guy be child abduction and molestation?

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May I ask where the DNA was found?

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It makes you imagine the scenario where the police will let this guy go just on the basis that he doesn't remember doing it.

As if recollection is more important than denial in this case. He doesn't remember doing it? I guess we'll have to let him go!

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I likde the phrase "semen was left at the scene/outside the school". Did he leave it there on purpose? Otherwise would be "semen found at the scene". Feeling pedantic today.

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This is the type of news us gaijin come to Japan Today for. Quirky news, problems with women and which celeb is going to release a porn movie/nude pictorial.

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He must have a criminal record for them to be able to match his DNA.

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If only all child predators were stupid enough to reveal themselves right in front of a public school and leave behind dna evidence... The world would be a safer place.

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A Darwin Award nominee.

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eeeewwwww! well, he left his mark and they caught him. great.

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What a sick scumbag! Hopefully he is going to have quite enough time to remember while he is in jail!!!

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Perhaps he means he's done so many, he doesn't recall these particular instances. Sort of like asking "remember that beer we drank in Roppongi that time?"

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" Ichikawa was quoted as saying he doesn’t remember doing it."

Must be difficult for him to remember one or two of countless others. Yuck.

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He doesn't remember doing it TWICE (that they know of), despite it being during the day. Obviously a total liar, or a complete nutcase (both, really, if you consider what he's done). In any case, he needs some serious help and jail time. Sicko.

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what even...

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that is just so wrong! this guy needs some serious help. chemical castrations would sove it.

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This is a classical tale of Japan, and let me tell you why: 1. the tale is hentai. 2. The perpetrator claims he does not remember doing it. I rest my case.

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