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Twin brothers arrested for raping woman in Kanagawa

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Twin brothers were arrested Tuesday for raping a woman and stealing her money in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Teppei Hirose, 20, and Ryuta Aiyoshi, 20, who are twins, were arrested for allegedly assaulting the 28-year-old woman near a river around 1:10 a.m. on Sept 11. They also stole 1,400 yen.

According to police, the two approached the victim from behind on a motorbike. Hirose denies allegations but Aiyoshi admits to them, police said.

Police said several similar cases have been reported in neighboring cities and are investigating the brothers' involvement.

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Is there anyway to follow this case? like when it goes to trial etc. Or just get more information?

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Can they prove that one or both did this based on DNA?

I'm aware of a case in the U.S. where one twin brother had an airtight alibi for a rape he was suspected of, but he was a match for the DNA evidence. Turns out that his twin brother committed the crime and was later convicted for it.

Where this will be interesting is if one of these twins maintains he didn't participate. DNA evidence might not be sufficient on its own, so it will be up to the victim to identify her attacker or the other brother to rat.

My own 2 cents - the evidence favors the genetic explanation.

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I know twins that dont. again, a 'maybe' and a 'must' right after each other doesnt make a very solid argument.

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I know some identical twins and they both seem to do a lot of the same things. Come to think of it, they were both busted for stealing a car. Maybe twins are predisposed to committing the same crime. Must be.

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Can they prove that one or both did this based on DNA? Don't twins share the same DNA? Are they identical twins? I've been watching too much CSI but they had a case like this where they couldn'T determine anything because the DNA is the same. IN the end one ratted on the other...

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Sorry meant "one person" not permission. typing faster than my thoughts.

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Because they maybe udentical doesn't mean they are both predisposed to commiting this crime. The one denying it may be the one controling the one admitting to it. This has happened before where one permission is coerced into doing things they would not normally do. The weak and the manipulator. The manipulator is most likely more dangerous.

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Lock em up fo life !

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Ah so, proclivity to commit crime might have more to do with brain damage and the inability for young men to control their impulses. Genetics probably doesn't have a lot to do with it.

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I'm an identical twin and dispute that comment, regardless of your use of the words presumably and obviously in the same sentence!

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The fact that they are (presumably) identical twins obviously makes them both have a predisposition to committing the same types of crime.

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It's quite common for people to take a different surname - usually the name of a close relative - for a number of reasons, mainly to do with preserving the family name.

For example a friend of mine has her mother's surname - her mother and father are married proper and everything - because her mother has no male siblings to carry on that family's name. If/when she marries, presumably her husband will be expected to take her name. I know another family where the second son was given the surname of his grandmother's family when that line of the family seemed likely to die out from a lack of heirs.

Apparently it's something to do with having the right name to tend the ancestral graves, or something.

Maybe the parents of these two 'lent' one twin to a relative for a similar reason. Or maybe one of them took the family name of his wife, those at the tender age of 20 that's not likely.

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The mother got divorced. the twins got separated. mother married again and changed her name. one twin was adopted by stepfather and took as well new name.

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How can they be twins if their family names are different.

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For Altria's question... Answer is: Their parents are brother and sister. One took the mother's name, the other took the father's. Quite simple!

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Does anyone have an answer to Altria's question? I'm kind of curious, too.

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Thats disgusting. What a family.

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I'd be surprised to see them do more then a few months in jail. I mean, thats normally what happens with these crimes, sad as that is. That 18 year sentence a few days back was a pleasant anomaly, that we ought to see a lot more of.

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beavis...my thoughts exactly.

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I would like to see some images of the two concerned brothers.One admitted to offence but the other one is keeping his secret to himself. I would like to be alone only five minutes with the 'SILENT GUN,' and than you will see how quick he will talk.

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They are gonna be a smash hit in prison. A bit of twin action. twin studs in suds. Come shower time, Bubbas gonna love it.

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1400yen, that's a big catch. anyway i hope they will go to jail for longer than 2 months

Beavis, during questioning they can switch identities.

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They should blame each other. Really throw the cops for a loop.

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wonder if they split the 1400 yen on 3 beers each. throw the book at em if true.

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Well, it's good that they are both reported to be 20 years old considering that they are twins.

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I'm an identical twin. dont see how the fact that they were twins makes the rape any more despicable

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Why do they have different surnames?

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TWIN brothers??? A new low.

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