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University student arrested for molesting 9-year-old girl

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Police in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward said Saturday they have arrested a 21-year-old university student on suspicion of molesting a 9-year-old girl.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Masaki Hatta, knocked on the door of an apartment late on the afternoon of March 25 and told the girl that he was a neighbor, Fuji TV reported. He said there was a water leak coming from the apartment and asked her to open the door so he could check it out.

Police said Hatta then tied the girl's hands together and molested her. He fled when the girl's older sister returned home. The sister immediately called 110.

Hatta was identified through surveillance camera footage and the girl's description.

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I am glad they found the creep. Alas, since he obviously is a pervert who can´t control himself, he will be out to do something like this again.

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Parent's and their children should be reading this and learn from it. But why would he molest some nine-year-old? That's just plain annoying.

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What are the arguments against chemical castration? For guys like this, it would seem to make sense.

Ehh... how would that prevent future molestations? That seems like the #1 prime argument against chemical castration... it would be 100% ineffective in preventing the crime from happening again.

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Was he actually a neighbor? Was he stalking this girl or something?

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What a loser this cat is. Aren't there gals his own age he could mingle with on campus? 9 yrs old? Really?

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Its sick, but some comments make me think that its proper to say that neither its correct an excessive punishment only for molesting someone (obviously in this case there were unlawful intrusion too). But we need be conscious that there is far far distance between molest someone and rape someone as there is far distance between rape someone and kill someone.

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MarkG

I read about that case, and I think that is an extreme outlier, and in way reflects the outcome most rape cases. Rape, especially child rap,e will usually land you prison for a very long time in the States because of its violent nature

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Not true anymore Mirai Hayashi. A case a couple years ago in Montana resulted in a 30 day sentence! In Texas 250 hours of community service! It depends on the judge. Extreme left judges are a problem.

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"Yes; I believe even in Japan, if other inmates know what this guy did; his time will be LIMITED. ...see to it they KNOW."

Don't kid yourself, this is Japan. If he gets to see the inside of a cell, all the other prisoners would probably be asking him what to recount his experience.

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Apparently a child rapist will only get six months to 10 years of jail time in Japan. It's ridiculous how lenient this is.

In he states, you would get 25 to life in prison, and that's assuming that you even survive prison once everyone finds out what you did to get in.

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This is horrible!! BUT people blaming manga for making other people pedophiles are part of the reason they are so stigmatized. There are many, many pedophiles who have never acted on their desires and know they are in the wrong. Their lifes are HORRIBLE, and I promise you, they'll be first in line to have loli banned because it makes living harder for them. Also they have a hard time getting help because if they actually come out and admit to having these desires, people will shun them and judge them, even though they haven't done anything, when they should be applauded for recognizing their problem and trying to fix it.

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Hang him...and forgive him. Will harm no one again. I have no mercy for people who hurt children.

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I know everyone has his own taste. But every time I read this kinda story, I was like "I'm fed up with that" Yes, it's beyond imagination! The girl may have cringed as hell in terror with this damn loli sicko. Hopefully, she will somehow begin the process of recovering her psychological well-being in due course. However, it's a fairly demanding process. Best of luck!

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I wonder if he read those sick manga comics that feature young girls, you know the ones that the Japanese govt refuses to ban under the recent amendment of their lax child porn laws?

Why does everybody KEEP blaming manga? There is NO scientific evidence whatsoever that loli manga turns people into pedophiles. It's like blaming shoot'e-m-up video games and slasher movies will turn people into serial murderers!

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Sigh! Getting out my Death Note, again!

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Today's beast.

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ugh....PLEASE no light sentences....he needs to spend some SIGNIFICANT time in jail for this!!!

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Obviously planned, so he is sick in the head for a long time. I wonder if he read those sick manga comics that feature young girls, you know the ones that the Japanese govt refuses to ban under the recent amendment of their lax child porn laws?

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...what a loli sicko

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Lock him up and let the other inmates know what he did. The damage he has caused will last the little one a whole lifetime.

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I am in favor of chemical castration for perverts like this.

What are the arguments against chemical castration? For guys like this, it would seem to make sense.

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I am in favor of chemical castration for perverts like this. It has been proven that you can not rehabilitate sick puppies like this guy, and it might restrain other warped individuals from pursuing their twisted fantasies. If they still continued after this, then life without parole is good too.

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This sicko must have been stalking her for a while to know she was home home alone. My daughter is nine and I think this little girl's father should be given about ten minutes alone with this loser and an aluminium bat.

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Too much of this in the readily-available pedophaelic manga images on which many Japanese males in their twenties thrive.

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Every girl and their parent needs to read this though. I think the best policy is to tell kids never to open a door to anyone. And even if it seems reasonable, tell the kid to tell the person at the door to call the parents to discuss it.

Thats exactly what my kids do. They never open the door or answer the phone unless its me calling (we have caller ID) when Im out.

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For the life of me I'll never understand why guys do that.

Every girl and their parent needs to read this though. I think the best policy is to tell kids never to open a door to anyone. And even if it seems reasonable, tell the kid to tell the person at the door to call the parents to discuss it.

That sounds extreme but would unfortunately its necessary with the Masaki Hatta's of the world running around.

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Sick Sick Sick. What a terrifying experience for the little girl.

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