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“Voyeur” Innocent: “The Woman & Cops Made It All Up!”

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In a shocking turnabout for a Japanese court, a man accused of a crime by a woman has been declared innocent after it emerged police just made up their report which stated “he enjoyed watching peeping porn” and “seeing that women aroused my animal instincts.”

In 2008 the Yokohama man was using a Tokyo escalator when he made the mistake of using his mobile phone behind a woman.

She saw him “looking at pictures” on his phone and concluded he was engaged in some form of voyeuristic trespass against her person, and reported him.

He agreed to go along with police for questioning, and by the time they had finished they had an interrogation report which stated “his hobbies include watching voyeuristic pornography” and “seeing the woman aroused his animal instincts.”

The man was charged and convicted of voyeurism, his sentence being a 300,000 yen fine.

According to reports from 2010, by then it was established the officer responded to the man’s protestations of innocence by shouting at him to “quit your lying” and writing his confession for him, whilst prosecutors chose to ignore the fact no pictures were ever found on his phone.

Over 5 years after his arrest the courts finally overturned the guilty verdict, finding that “on investigation it transpired the investigator had produced a report at variance with the facts.”

For this “illegal investigation” the courts ordered police to pay the man 1.1 million yen in compensation.

Japanese news reports covering such crimes typically include darling extracts from the confession of the suspect – though in light of cases such as this it seems not unlikely that an uncertain proportion of them are actually the work of police either writing whatever they feel like or coercing from their prisoner with the threat of pre-trial detention longer than the likely sentence.

Amongst actual Japanese there is outrage that police – and the man’s accuser – got off so lightly:

“The woman is innocent?”

“She should pay compensation too!”

“Unbelievable that fabricating a police report does not result in a prison sentence.”

“This happened in Japan!?”

“5 years of being dragged through something like this and all he gets is a paltry million yen.”

“Just hiring the lawyer must have cost more.”

“Just making out that a man is probably a sex criminal because he watches pornography is pretty desperate stuff to put in a police report.”

“Just using a mobile on an escalator gets you convicted as a sex criminal!?”

“If you don’t get a lawyer they will completely make up their report. There are some very bad cops out there, accusations like this are the tip of the iceberg.”

“This is routine for them. They write the confession they want, then make you cross out the bits you claim not to say and sign it. They don’t even see anything wrong with it.”

“He should be getting 30 million for being embroiled in something like this.”

“Not only do the police not get prosecuted, the woman’s testimony is unconditionally believed over that of the man?”

“How badly does Japan coddle its women?”

“No consequences at all for falsely accusing him of this, how nice for the woman.”

“Japanese police are just totally useless…”

“It’s like they are just admitting it because they can’t get away with it this time. How barbarous would foreign countries think Tokyo’s courts? And what does that sum say about how seriously we take our democracy?”

“This woman should be made to wear trousers for the rest of her life!”

“Without dealing with our rotten police force and the ability of women to fabricate any charges against men they like and still be believed it is hard to see an end to cases like this.”

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  • Before people start to say otherwise:

    This is a terrible situation and women who falsely accuse men of groping should definitely not get away with it. Even if she wasn’t intentionally trying to frame him, it’s wrong that people all assumed he was up to no good, and the culture that automatically assumes that men are pervs and gropers is wrong and sexist.

    That said, this still doesn’t excuse the minority of men who do perform this type of behavior, and just as there’s only a tiny fraction of men who are awful groping molesters, there’s also only a tiny fraction of women who are evil sadistic false-accusers, so let’s please avoid painting either gender with a broad brush, okay?

    True egality is about making sure that neither of these types of awful stereotypes are further perpetuated, to ensure that the culture that allows people to get hurt based on stereotypes disappears for good. Feminism AND masculism should both strive for this goal, and it’s not a matter of which gender is “better” than the other.

  • 3D is really awful.
    last summer i met an acquaintance,we talked and after a while i asked him about the three scars i saw on his shoulder,he told me that his girlriend routinely beat him and at one point she stabbed him three times on the shoulder,also when i asked if he did try to stop her when she attacked him he replied that he was just taking those beatings without leaving her or call the police over the stab wounds she inflicted on him.
    lately another friend told me a similar story,minus the stabbing,he had a depressive episode.

      • my friend works as a bartender to pay for his history degree as he wants to work as a teacher and is the kindest person i know,sadly sometimes he’s a dormat but among my friend he’s the one who work the hardet veing a working tudent and all that,alo what’s sad is that all our other friends made fun of him for having a crazy girlfriend and getting beat up,i was the only one who supported and tried to help him

  • so in japan, just being near a woman and minding your own business could result in you having your entire life ruined, your job and family destroyed, forced to live in prison for 5 years of your life in return for 10 000$? after which you are expecting to live your new destroyed life from scratch explaining to employers why you were in prison for 5 years?

    no wonder people choose 2D

  • It took five years to end a case as simple and obvious as that? I want to go to Japan for the anime and the history but I don’t because of a fear that I will be wrongly accused of a crime I didn’t commit and arrested for life.

    • You know the only way you can be almost guaranteed safe?

      Become an ikemen. For a lot of ugly men in Japan, the unfortunate fact of life for them is that being ugly in itself is already a characteristic of a ‘suspicious individual engaging in sexual aggression’.

      Yeah, I’m not joking. Wish I was trolling either. Ask the poor sods who got thrown into the barn just because they lost their balance in a moving train sometimes and accidently hit a girl in their proximity.

  • The NPA doesn’t have the DICK to go against the real criminals; the Yakuza and the upper caste of Japanese society who bully kids into suicide, robbed hardworking men off their jobs, and straight up murdered and ate a French woman.

    Fucking wankers, the lot of them.

  • So wait, he only got around $10,000 after all of that?

    Now some of you are blaming the woman, but its not really her fault. She honestly thought she was being peeped on. The police however…ye….

  • The woman should be ordered to be his live-in maid, without pay, for the next five years. Anything that occurs during that time to her in that house/apartment, which she will not be allowed to leave, will not be considered a crime.

    The police officers involve deserve to be placed in stock in public for no less than 7 days without reprieve. The public may do whatever they want to them, excluding murder. Thereafter, they will be beaten to death.

    I’m sick of this bullshit of cops getting off without punishment when they screw-over an innocent persons life by making shit up because they’re lazy assholes. Round them all up, mass execute the fuckers.

    • Screw fining them, jail the pigs and prosecutor.

      Then give the man the annual compensation of the pigs and prosecutor, out of police and attorney’s office; forever.

      He gets the justice he deserves, and the departments get an annual reminder of cost of corruption every year at budget time.

    • the woman isnt really responsible for any crime. had the police not outright fabricated a confession, and instead just checked his phone and realized there was nothing of the sort to be found, there would be no issue. give the woman a warning, and apologize to the guy

      the police that broke the law to charge someone of a crime they didnt commit are the reprehensible ones

    • The woman did nothing wrong. She reported that she believed she had been violated, as is the correct course of action. The police are in the wrong for assuming guilt and not bothering to do any investigation.

    • Its not her fault, wearing a skirt,and he took out the phone its perfectly natural to assume he was peeping, after all its not like this isn’t common at all in japan right???? and the fact that he went along with the police even though they didn’t find anything.

      • Common? This is common in some girls’ heads – the imaginary audience.

        Newsflash: people in the city don’t notice anything, ever. And they play with their phones everywhere, including when crossing the street.

        • Priceless until someone fucks the hell out of it then her body isn’t priceless. It has a value…a value that decreases day by day. Besides how priceless can something be if you know for a fact that in the future, it will never again look as good as it does right now?

        • Part of the reason why some women get upset at anyone looking or touching them is because they know their body is priceless in many ways.

          Nobody wants to give something for free at their own expense.

          Some also enjoy the thrill of affecting others, but they want to keep full control. Being touched violates that power fantasy.

        • Your friend sound like a slot and has nothing to do with feminism and more with some kind of personality disorder. The real issue is the Laws they have to be changed and better check and balance need to be implemented. For a country of disarmed individuals I am impressed more men don’t find them selves doing long prison times.

        • Well a close friend (girl) of mine would always wear clothes that showed quite a bit (especially breasts) and would make dirty jokes without getting embarassed, but as soon as she catches someone look at her breasts she would get quite angry. Once a friend of mine even touched her ass and she was even more angry, but she never reported things to police….. It is just.the femmlnists who should have their brain checked up thinking that they can go around half naked and then report whoever watches them

      • If he run, the punishment could be more severe..

        Since he is confident about his innocent, he probably thought he’ll spend time talking to the police, get his phone checked and after no picture found, released from the charge. One day max, opposing what happening right then.

    • Of course we all wished for more, which may include job termination and public shaming of the officers involved, along with that woman actually getting raped for destroying that man’s reputation and life.

      Alas, the judge granted the full extent of punishment allowed by the laws which dictates this offense. At least this one does his job.

      • The woman hardly did anything. She reported him because she thought he was being a creep. It’s up to the law enforcement to handle it from there and determine if he really was being a creep or not, and its really not her fault that they failed so spectacularly. She probably wouldnt even know about it.
        Similarly, If a woman did something that made a man truthfully think she was committing a crime against his person even when she wasnt, and he reported this ‘crime’, it’s not his fault if the police are idiots about it.
        Stories like this being sensationalized are what keeps victims of actual chikan from speaking up, because some dudebro is eager to shout ‘NO U JUST FAKIN IT’ or something.

      • That’s going a bit extreme, remember, the woman just thought he was taking upskirt shots and turned him in because they thought that, she wasn’t intentionally trying to destroy someone, just protect herself. Remember, the police are the true, true problem here. She doesn’t seem to have done anything wrong, just a very bad mistake. The other stuff of public shame of the officers I agree with.

        • Guys, don’t forget, girls here (Japan) are worried about this stuff BECAUSE IT HAPPENS TO THEM ALL THE TIME.

          ALLLLL OF THEM. Whether or not you like it, or partake in doing it to them, they’re always worried about it. 😉

        • Protect herself? If she hadn’t got carried away by the moment and paranoia, she should’ve been able to think rationally. I don’t think she’s even sure that he repeated it. Just one moment of disgust and immediately he went to the barn.

          Do you realize what kind of society Japan has? Hypocrites as the lot of them may be, image is practically everything. God knows what this man had to deal with for over 5 years before the court cleared him of the charges. The stigma of being accused as a chikan may have cost him relatives, friends, hell even a job. People, especially women, would start to think thrice whenever he’s around them. And the stigma usually lasts long after the verdict, just because he used to be accused as a chikan. If anything goes wrong and he happens to be in the vicinity, all eyes will be on him first and foremost.

          There is a serious need for Japanese lawmakers to amend the laws so that false reporters are made to be accountable for their actions, and that the maximum amount awarded to the innocently accused is increased to take into account the economical and emotional effects they may have gone through in the years of the trial. Then again, Jap politicians are currently more engaged in playing the nationalism and feminism card.

  • There should be a law to prosecute the woman.

    The reverse burden of proof MUST be conducted in this

    case.

    It just seems unfair that a woman can just got off and

    got extra 500,000 yen just say ‘I’m being peeped!’

    While it’s all only by assumption.

    The police and the woman involved MUST pay the fine,

    it should exceed 10 million yen + 5 years suffering

    + good name rehabilitation by the courts.

  • Considering this is japan we’re talking about, even if it’s a five year old event, the man should have known better than to be within eyesight of a woman… just be glad she wasn’t a jk or he would have gotten jail time on top of the fine.