Teacher Kidnaps, Binds, Beats & Ransoms Own Pupil


A teacher has been arrested for kidnapping and then attempting to ransom a schoolgirl, his former pupil. Police discovered the girl, the worse for her ordeal, imprisoned and bound in his residence.

The man (63), operated a private juku (cram school) from his home, where he taught calligraphy and abacus use; amongst his pupils he counted his victim, who apparently previously attended his establishment to learn the proper working of the abacus.

This girl, a high schooler aged 16, went missing on her way home after parting with friends in the early afternoon.

Several hours later, a mail was sent from her mobile to her family, demanding ¥3,000,000 with menaces: “I’m taking care of your your child. Get me ¥3,000,000 tomorrow. Don’t tell the police or anyone else. If you do your daughter’s life is over.” After this the mobile could no longer be reached.

Her parents wisely opted to inform police, who soon began tracking the phone.

The next morning, the family received a call from the girl herself, who explained that she was “ok”.

Police proceeded to investigate the environs of the station where she was last seen, in addition to following up electronic leads from the phone, and questioned the kidnapper as he left a café. He soon admitted to having her confined in his home, and police rushed to liberate her.

On arrival at the residence, police discovered the girl rolled into a futon, and bound into it with rope. She is said to have suffered a variety of minor injuries, such as bruising to her face, apparently having been beaten, but is not in serious condition. It is not clear what exactly transpired during her confinement.

The tutor was immediately arrested on suspicion of abducting and falsely imprisoning the girl.

Via ZakZak.

Far from unique, but surely one of the most egregious infractions by someone involved in teaching. Or maybe not?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 23/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's obvious he wans't kidnapping for ransom. 3 mil yen? wtf? that's cheep...

    Comment by Reponds to stupid comments
    09:09 27/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    3,000,000.00 JPY
    31,675.54 USD

    It's not cheap? wtf are you stupid or something? Maybe 3 000 000 yen in japan is quite a lot (obviously...) (I live in Japan)

    yeah... so cheap huh

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 18/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >"police discovered the girl rolled into a futon, and bound into it with rope"

    Erio surrogate?

    Comment by hehe
    16:27 14/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    that fu**in piece sh*t grow some balls and do it right nxt time

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man, if you're going to kidnap a child, it would be much wiser to kidnap a boy...that way you're not tempted to add to your list of crimes, which would be bad for you...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:42 26/11/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    For some people, the boy would be more tempting though... don't forget that the country that gives us loli also gives us shota.

    Comment by e-jump
    02:14 18/10/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder why he confessed/admitted his crime before the police found out themselves

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 30/05/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japanese culture is much different from western culture in this regard. People often admit their crimes when questioned by police as it can lead to a more lenient sentence. In this guy's case there's no doubt that they would have searched his house, in which case they would have found the girl anyway. It was better for him to fess up then and there and receive a lighter punishment.

    Comment by Reponds to stupid comments

    Japanese culture and Western culture have nothing to do with this, culture shouldn't even be mentioned here?

    The guys mental capacity probably couldn't handle the stress of seeing people in uniform which forced him to subconsciously confess to his misdeed?

    No difference for Western people?

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    Comment by Artefact

    Probably had the girl's mobile on him, which may have been how they found him.

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