Rapist Gets 4 Years for Gang Raping Schoolgirl into Suicide

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A man has been convicted of gang-raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in a public toilet, traumatising her so severely that she later committed suicide, but only received a 4 year prison sentence, even less that the 5-year sentence sought by the prosecution and the minimum sentence the law allows.

The incident began when two 19-year-old unemployed men spent 3 hours raping a 14-year-old middle schooler in an Okinawa public toilet one morning; according to police the girl was so inebriated as to be unable to resist them, with sources supposedly familiar with the incident saying the men forced her to drink.

The girl was so distraught she later killed herself, and police brought charges of “gang rape” (a more severe crime than ordinary rape under Japanese law) against the perpetrators, carrying a minimum sentence of 4 years and a maximum of 30 years.

Police did not pursue any charges in relation to her being driven to suicide, and the identities of those charged have not been released.

The judge denounced the savagery of the crime, calling it an “act of extreme wickedness which barbarously ignored the wishes of the victim.”

However, he saw fit to to award the lightest sentence possible, 4 years, ignoring the prosecution’s request for a 5 year sentence.

Many Japanese have expressed astonishment at the extremely light sentence, particularly in light of the huge outcry Okinawans expressed over a very similar crime committed in 1995 by US marines against a 12-year-old girl – in that case the main perpetrators were given 7 year sentences, of what was then a 10 year maximum.

In contrast, this incident has barely been reported on, and there are certainly no mass protests – even sceptics of the conduct of US forces are left wondering what became of Okinawan outrage over the honour of its maidens.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 01/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sometimes...
    I wondered...
    Why the hell Ultraman, some kamen riders, all sentai willing to sacrifice themselves for their beloved japan...

    They should... at least came to save that poor girl...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 02/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They too busy fighting off silly looking, superficial bad guys to prove how cool they are. And styling their hair.

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    Comment by Michael
    02:53 02/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sometimes...
    I wondered...
    Why the hell Captain America, Superman, and Spiderman are all willing to sacrifice themselves for their beloved America...

    They should... at least come to save a poor school girl.

    japan's not the only nation that rape exists.

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    Comment by Ellune
    01:12 03/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    that may be... but 4 years is just insane, I bet the man will do it again because he knows he won´t be killed or imprisoned for life

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    All true, but consider this. While Japan is handing out mere slaps on the wrist for sickeningly brutal murder rapes, the United States has some of the harshest punishments for rape in the entire world.

    In fact, the state of Texas just changed the law so that rapists in Texas face the death penalty if their crimes are deemed horrible enough.

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    Comment by Daiyousei
    15:01 02/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Beautifully poetic. Not exactly realistic (YOU DIDN'T SAVE EVERYONE EVERYWHERE IMAGINARY HEROS WHYYY), but still very nice sounding.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This scum should be given a sentence for every year that the girl lost through comitting suicide (lets assume she would've lived over a 100). I like Japan on the whole but what is with the ridiculously light sentence... Technically within his lifetime he could rape around 10 times and still get out of jail around 60...

    Desolute stories like this always remind me of that unforgiven quote; Killing a mans a terrible thing, you take away everything they ever was, or ever could be...

    My heart goes out to her family.

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    Comment by m1xorizor
    20:55 02/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I think you should think about what you wrote here...

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    Comment by Reichi
    13:05 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Very true, considering how many vagrants commit petty crimes to be imprisoned, just so that they can have steady lodging and meals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But America's prisons are not only the merciful in the world in some cases they are better than being an honest citizen in some 1st world countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 03/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Treatment of prisoners is one of the great moral dilemmas of all time. Yes, what these people have done is vile and monstrous. However, do we really want to lower ourselves to their level?

    Let's try a theoretical exercise. Let's say, theoretically that we repeal or circumvent the 8th Amendment (or whatever provision prohibits cruel and unusual punishment in your country). So now, convicted criminals are brutally killed for their crimes. What now?

    Do two wrongs make a right? Can we justify acts just as horrible as the ones committed by the condemned simply by saying "he deserved it?"

    That's not even getting into the doors that are opened that you might not necessarily want opened.

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    Comment by Gradius
    07:37 03/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In my country we first get those fucked "humans" into spanking session then we cut his penis, then mass gang then, and finally death penality by oil (can takes a week until they die on boiling oil).

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 03/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @11:19
    Sadly true. Non-max prisons are apparently lush. At least that's what the Indian dude in my hometown always said. Before someone gave him a job to keep him from sucking up tax dollars he would commit crimes because prison conditions in non-max prisons are...well as he put it, lush.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan might not be the only place where rape exists, but its punishments for rapists, when they actually are punished, are barely a step above that in the middle east.

    In the US, rapists typically get decades, a life sentence and frequently the death penalty. At least America punishes rape with an appropriate level of brutality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 24/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Agreed, except for your use of the word "brutality". There is brutality in the living conditions of max security prisons, especially for sex offenders, but there's nothing brutal about keeping rapists out of the general population forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i wonder how japan can come up with such awesome figures in media yet not do anything about it

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They value the rights of 2d ppl that 3d <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You should consider why those fictional heroes were created in the first place.

    They are fantasy fodders: makewish heroes whose commercial appeal is solely the power to fight the impossible, which is something many Japanese hope they have.

    Keep in mind that the same thing applies to all other fictional heroes from any country. Then again, when you look at the Japanese and their level of obsession with extra-terrestrial heroes, you'll see a link between such obsession, and how much they are fed-up with their own lives.

    Personally, I think the (anime)otaku culture is basically another form of emo. Both are trying to be outcasts, both are trying to defy societal norms.

    On to the sentence, the dude probably got some leeway, because if I'm not wrong, 20 is the ceiling age for juvenile treatment in Japan. Of course, if we look at past convictions, he won't be so much more punished even if he was a full grown adult. Also, I share the same suspicions with several anons here that whoever that kid is might have some familial ties with authority figures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because they also hate women just as much as the average Japanese man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 01/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kira will come upon them

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    Comment by CowExtract
    03:48 02/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    He'll be there as soon as he finishes eating his potato chips.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    aah... that must be quite a huge bag of potato chips :<

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's too huge for Kira, apparently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i can imagine a video being circulated soon and it will end up in the hands of the rapists. and this video will play the scene of the public toilet.......... and you know the rest of the story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 02/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kira and other characters like him are created just for people like you: those who prefer to sit there, do nothing and hope for some miracle to happen.

    Every other otaku in Japan probably hopes that Vash, Shana, Enma Ai, Johan or some obscenely powered characters to come into real life and murder everyone in the Ishihara family and their cronies. Why? Because it's too much effort to get out of their rooms, their comfort zone, and actually spend some time and energy to organize a collective force that could make SOME change they hoped for.

    As stupid as I think the Tea Party in the US is, at least they are willing to go out there and fight for what they believe in. Those fools in Japan? Well, it'll just be another day wasted on 2ch, or NicoNicoDouga, or some dating sim trying to win the heart of that 12 year old fictional little sister....

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 01/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    what bullcrap their "justice " system is over there.

    if they were in other countries theyìre gonna get life sentences and they're gonna get targeted in jail.
    their gonna be the ones raped and molested by the hardened killers in the joint.

    this is like saying it's ok to do this stuff since you only get less than 5 years.

    It's sad to see this from a country where people used to value honor during their samurai era.

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    Comment by Taiga-sama
    23:32 01/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I'm deeply saddened to read this news :'( what a poor 14 years old girl ... *cries

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    Comment by alex251
    21:02 01/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    "It's sad to see this from a country where people used to value honor during their samurai era."
    .
    - and the honor where they treated war captives as nazis treated jews

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yes, as if america is a good example of how to treat war captives or the people living in palestina.

    If you want to get fancy about it, america is arguably the reason Hitler became the Fürer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 01/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    you sir are an idiot. nuff said

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    19:26 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >Assumes everyone who posts here is american.
    >mfw

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:20 01/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Japan quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 01/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I live in Czech Republic and its much worst here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 02/02/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    yeah, sure. you sir are an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 25/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, sure. you sir are an idiot..

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    Comment by konakona
    02:12 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well Japan is having population problems. Maybe they want him out quick to rape more and get more babies?

    Evil scheme.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well what I din't understand is if the sentence is 4 years and they where 2 rapist, those 4 years are divided by 2 (ie: giving 2 years to each one).

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:35 01/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If only Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth were real...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 01/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If only Death Note was real...

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    Comment by TNinja
    00:29 02/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Delete! Delete! DELETE! DELETE!!!
    *Noms potato chips*

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    Comment by TC-man
    00:31 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Or Hellgirl Enma Ai aka Jigoku Shoujo, who has a website for these kind of situations.

    http://www.jigokutsushin.co.nr/

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:31 02/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So 15 years for possessing pornographic comic books of the underage. 4 for actually raping an underage. Good to know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, 4 years... that's 1461 days! (including a leap year). I hope those guys can be released earlier for good behavior.

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    01:11 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only iShitHara didn't exist

    This thread is respectfully - [CLOSED]

    Comment by Anonymous

    Its not 1461 days..
    4 years in prison is actually just 2 years in real time.. cause they count night as one day so each year you are serving 2 years.. I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only I had a pair of .45 Silverballers outfitted with extended clips, laser guides, high-end silencers, magnum rounds, and scopes, a badass black business suit with leather gloves, a flak vest, a fiber wire garrot, 2 syringes of poison, 2 syringes of sedative, some RU-AP mines and a detonator, and a bar code tattoo on the back of my head.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It will be easier to have badass stubbles, a sweater and a silenced pistol plus a couple grenades and E.M.P. generator (which are all unnecessary).

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    Comment by PirosThe3rd
    00:27 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only Haruhi is real...

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    Comment by Hatsune Mikuo
    01:54 02/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    If only Miku was real...

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    00:35 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If only Konata was real...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny because you're posting on Sankaku, implying that you don't have one either. Stop being such a hypocrite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only I was real

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 21/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only Kira was real...

    Comment by Anonymous

    If only the sex life of yours was real

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 02/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Burn~
    My~
    Dread~~~~♪










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