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Teacher arrested for throwing bodily fluid on 7-year-old girl

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Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 22-year-old elementary school teacher on suspicion of throwing bodily fluid on a 7-year-old girl.

According to police, Shohei Sato has been charged with committing an indecent act. Fuji TV reported that the incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m. on June 17 at a shopping center.

The girl had come to the shopping center with her family. While she was separated from them, Sato came up behind the girl, poured the liquid on her and then fled.

Police said Sato, who was identified through surveillance camera footage, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to satisfy his sexual desire.

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Bodily fluid I am assuming does not mean spit... What did he do, carry a bottle of the liquid with him or he simply went to the rest room real quick to collect it and then did the foul act in a public and most likely crowded place no less!?

Did not anyone try and step in to knock his block off or were they just as confused as the poor little girl? Make sure both she and the perp get a thorough check up. Who knows what that idiot has.

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Hopefully he is also charged with a sex crime as well.

He should never teach again.

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Bodily fluid I am assuming does not mean spit..

Yeah, is the word "semen" a bad word to use by the media?

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"Bodily fluid?"

Why can't you be specific?

What was it? Blood? Urine? Vomit? Semen?

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The police did not release that information.

This is one bad teacher.

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Teacher had probably been watching too many Japanese adult videos, and confused pornography with real-life.

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i hope the news doesn't effect the poor victim. i can imagine some teasing at school if the kids find out. the perf needs psychological help, heavy sentence and media attention so others with such fetishes are scared.

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And this guy's a teacher!? Pedophile teaching. Great job. What's next?

Just heard that in the US there are over 2 million home schooled children. Can anyone guess why?

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Seriously.... an elementary school teacher throwing "bodily fluid" at a 7-year-old to satisfy sexual desire. Get him out of school, and society, right away! Strip him of his qualifications and hopefully give him a stint in prison. WHY don't hey do a better job of training and choosing teachers in this nation?? Rote tests clearly don't mean teacher skills.

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Get him out of school, and society, right away!

His name has been exposed by the national media. In Japan such a punishment is as bad as being burned at the stake. Not only is he facing the music now, his parents will also feel the shame. They'll never be respected in their neighborhood again.

One of the good things about Japan is that people still have a sense of shame. In other countries blame and responsibility would be shifted away from the individual and toward society, "he had a difficult childhood, so it's not really his fault." Or, "I can't imagine how bad his parents are feeling right now." Here Sato-sensei will not be able to blame someone else, and his parents will take more than a little share of it for not raising him properly.

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The information about the fluid was not released probably because it's embarrassing enough already for the family and the girl, no need to make it worse. Put this nutcase away for life, he will repeat offend.

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The scary part is that he is an elementary school teacher.  It is plausible that he did something indecent at school too.

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Michael Jackson, I agree that it must be embarrassing to put this story on the media and very hard on the girl. SO WHY DO IT? Why does this have to be reported? If newspapers and other media had any sense of ethics, they would just let it go quietly and let it be dealt with by the girl's parents and the school authorities.

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has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to satisfy his sexual desire.

with a 7 year old girl??

Its bad enough when you do this to an adult, but a small child??

Lock this creep up FOREVER.

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This case confirms that there are mentally sick teachers, who chose that profession for the wrong reasons. I hope they will make sure that he will NEVER have another job around kids.

I can't imagine how this can satisfy one's sexual desire, even if done to a grown woman. But to a 7 year old girl???

Anyone with kids should make an effort to remember the name Shohei Sato.

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This creep has seious problems. Was he (properly) vetted? Do they even have such a procedure? If not, it's definitely time for it as they may have been able to see this deviant coming. Poor little girl.

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Police said Sato, who was identified through surveillance camera footage, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to satisfy his sexual desire.

Oh that's all right then.... what a vile, evil person, and a pervert to boot. Surely this counts as child sex abuse? He even admitted it was sexual gratification.

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I have posed the question on many occasions, is it not time Japan has some sort of nation wide sex offenders register? If it was found that his motives were sexual he should be placed on this register, if his motive weren't sexual he should be monitored for a time period of XX years. I can't get my head around people like this guy, why would you undertake such an act, then run off ! does he get a kick out just the act or what? I am not a shrink but this guy needs one very quickly.

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I can only hope that he doesn't simply move to another prefecture, pass a teacher's test and get employment as a teacher again.

But this being Japan....

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Fail to see how a 7 yr old can fix anyones sexual desire as the suspect has claimed.

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He should never teach or work with children again. Japan needs a Sex Offenders Register.

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@ Bertie, because he's a danger to the community and people need to know.

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Confused, what sex-offense did he actually commit?

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Confused, what sex-offense did he actually commit?

He threw his semen on a 7 year old child to admittedly satisfy his sexual desires.

Still confused?

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Where did you get that from?

Throwing fluids is attack not a sex offsense like rape or groping.

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He threw his semen on a 7 year old child to admittedly satisfy his sexual desires.

Still confused?

It could have been urine.

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Quiet likely. Golden Shower.

Myself am disgusted at this twit.

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garypen - It could have been cold, hard sweat.

We both know it wasn't.

pacint - Its an attack, and an unimaginably sick one for the child and parents in particular. Let the courts decide if it's a "sexual" attack or not.

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Brian Wheway,

I have posed the question on many occasions, is it not time Japan has some sort of nation wide sex offenders register?

Gosh! If they did that, there wouldn't be enough people left to run the country!

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so, pacint, throwing semen on a 7 year old child is not sexual assault?

Yes or No?

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No.

Waiting for source that specifies the liquid as the police hasn't released that info.

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No.

Waiting for source that specifies the liquid as the police hasn't released that info.

oh dear....

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As the father of a girl this is one of the things that freaks me out about sending her to school here. Sure freaks are in all nations but japan has it repressed madness more than most. If this was my girl he would want to run and hide as the law would not save him from me. Sex offenders register please japan and maybe some less pornoifying as young girls would be a good start.

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[has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he did it to satisfy his "sexual desire"]

"Throwing fluids is attack not a sex offsense like rape or groping."

If he had a bottle of seltzer water and sprayed her, then no big deal. However what he did was sexual in nature, (As he admitted and still would be considered, even if he denied it.) regardless whether he had a prior cup full or extracted it right then and there, it is still sexual and wrong. Had he thrown just sweat or simply spit on her, they would of said so.

Had this been a grown woman and in public/nonconsenual this still would be wrong on so many levels. But that it happened to a little girl is far more worse and he was in contact with such young people at least five or six days a week.

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It doesn't matter what he did or what kind of fluid he threw (milk, water, beer), he did it to satisfy his sexual desires, and that makes it a sexual assault

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One of the good things about Japan is that people still have a sense of shame. In other countries blame and responsibility would be shifted away from the individual and toward society, "he had a difficult childhood, so it's not really his fault.

Clearly this guy had no sense of shame, so there goes that theory. If he had a sense of shame he would have never done it.

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I'm just going to assume it was sweat. Because using the term "bodily fluid" leaves us, the readers, to come up with our own idea of its meaning. "Bodily fluid" could mean anything. Specifics is the key here.

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I'm just going to assume it was sweat.

I can't imagine someone throwing sweat. Hard to collect enough to throw.

Urine, perhaps. But my guess is semen.

Anyway, the bright side to all this is that hopefully he will never ever set foot in a school again. At least I hope so!

I hope the little girl never finds out exactly what the guy threw at her.

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In the spirit of good old fashioned internationalization, there ought to be a 'Semester Abroad' program for prisoners between countries that are friendly with one another. After this guy is sentenced, perhaps he can do his semester in one of our fine American state prisons, where he can get a taste for what happens in prison to diddlers who pull that stuff on innocent little kids when the guards 'accidentally' take too long of a smoke break...

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@Mjackson, sexual assault or sexually motivated assault, does it matter? were splitting hairs here, either way he should not have done this. If he can't be charged because it was just water he threw, how about the charge of common assault? do they have this capability or law in Japan? As for the police, well how long does it take to investigate or test a fluid? I am sure that they have a lab somewhere that they can test stuff in a few seconds.

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It's interesting, every post that mentions it could be urine gets negative stats. He should have a severe punishment to stop an act like this ever happening again.

There are many weird, strange and scary people in Japan. Japan needs to have a better mental health service system which deals with internal problems and uncontrollable desires.

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