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Taxi driver arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman passenger

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Police in Tomakomai, Hokkaido Prefecture, have arrested a 73-year-old taxi driver on suspicion of allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger.

Police said the driver, Susumu Sakurai, is accused of assaulting the woman, who is in her 30s, between 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman told police that Sakurai stopped the taxi and leaned back over the front seat and started groping her. When she got out of the taxi, he also got out and continued to molest her, she said, according to police.

The woman ran to a nearby koban (police box) where she reported the incident. Police said she did not suffer any injuries.

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Neither victim bashing nor diminishing the abomination of sexual assault, but isn't naming someone under suspicion of allegedly (name of crime here) a form of trial by media?

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Police said she did not suffer any injuries.

BS. Physical injuries heal. Psychological ones don't.

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Neither victim bashing nor diminishing the abomination of sexual assault, but isn't naming someone under suspicion of allegedly (name of crime here) a form of trial by media?

No, it's not. The man was arrested and charged with sexual assault. The article simply reports that.

The word "allegedly" is actually used so as to avoid "trial by media."

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The woman ran to a nearby koban (police box) where she reported the incident. Police said she did not suffer any injuries.

She was subject to sexual assault. She may have escaped from getting physical injuries but the emotional and mental distress from the trauma of the situation will affect and stay with her for the rest of her life. I'd say that counts as multiple, severe injuries.

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Another dirty oyaji....heel kick in the balls would help.

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What the heck was his problem? Was he drunk?

I hope she sues and gets all his money from his pension. But that wouldn't help with thwe psychological damage and trauma this sad excuse of a thirsty old pervert has created!

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gintonic

Another dirty oyaji....heel kick in the balls would help.

He might enjoy that! So no!

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