Court Rules Legless Man Capable of Schoolgirl Rape


Japanese courts have ruled that a man with an artificial leg is still capable of raping a schoolgirl after all, after having previously quashed his conviction on the grounds that he had only one leg.

The case in question centres on a 27-year-old Fukuoka prefecture man accused of raping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in the back of his car one morning.

He was initially found guilty and given the 3.5 year prison sentence the prosecution requested.

He appealed the verdict, and the court quashed his conviction after having been persuaded by the defence’s arguments that he could not possibly have raped the girl as he had a prosthetic leg.

However, a judge subsequently threw out the ruling, saying they had not “adequately explored the issue of whether the accused was capable of assaulting the girl as she maintained, whilst wearing a prosthesis.”

The court then concluded that he could in fact have managed to assault her as she claimed, and reimposed the initial guilty verdict.

The defendant maintains that he “never raped her, and never got into the car with her.” The whole case is apparently based on the girl’s accusation.

The latter point in particular  has aroused some scepticism online:

“Only on her testimony? Don’t they have any evidence? No body fluids or anything, just arguments over whether a one-legged man could physically rape her or not?”

“Just how incompetent are our police. To say nothing of the chance that this is a false accusation.”

“Don’t our police even use forensics? There should be some physical evidence in a case like this.”

“I can believe he raped her, but it’s hard to believe he forced her into the car.”

“In the morning and in his car. What the hell?”

“Sounds like enjo kousai.”

“Probably enjo. Her parents would have seen to it that became rape. She got in the car herself, after all.”

“He hires her and comes inside, she gets pregnant and her parents find out, she pretends she was raped, they get her to press charges.”

“What proof does she have that she wasn’t just whoring herself to him?”

“You can’t really tell what was going on from the scant details they’ve released. There should be bodily fluids or hair in the car or something. It’s pretty outrageous to convict someone solely on the basis of a schoolgirl’s testimony though.”

“If he were not disabled he would just have been convicted on the basis of her testimony without ever even making the news. Scary, it’s safest just to stay home.”

“They say Japan’s low sex attack rates are because nobody reports them, but I can’t help but think a huge number of them are false accusations of chikan activity and rapes. Any woman who takes issue with a guy after having sex with him consensually can just accuse him of rape.”

“For chikan convictions they go ahead without any evidence and solely on the accusation of the supposed victim. If you protest your innocence they brand you ‘unrepentant’ and give you an even harsher sentence.”

“All he has to do is hit her, strangle her, or menace her with a knife. It’s not like he has to threaten her with his leg.”

“A false leg is not going to effect his ability to attack her.”

“He could have raped her even with an artificial penis.”

“If there were any actual evidence against him something like this would not be coming up in a trial in the first place.”

“Stop pampering the disabled already.”

“Stop defending a rapist, you creeps!”

“3 years and 6 months does seem a bit light for actual rape.”

“What does he care. After he’s served his sentence he’ll be back on his benefits for life.”

“If he can’t manage an attack like that, what is he doing with a driving license…”

“A false leg wouldn’t fit in any case.”

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    Avatar of cats2
    Comment by cats2
    21:15 13/01/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Wait the initial sentence of 3.5 years for raping an underage girl isn't the biggest "emphasis" for this story.......?

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    Comment by TFish
    00:40 14/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    While their reasoning wasn't this I want to say I have no problem with 3.5 year sentences when the goal is rehabilitation.

    Too many people are focused on just punishing people instead of fixing them. Obviously some people are just crazy, but the vast majority can still be helped, or more than likely wouldn't ever commit the same crime again because the first one was committed under certain circumstances, and with some counseling they'll learn how to deal with a situation like that if it were to arise again.

    Putting people in jail for 30 years doesn't do anything except make them even worse. You don't think a rapist is going to get worse if you lock him up in a building full of other horrible people for 15 years, and don't offer any sort of mental help?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @ TFish 00:40:

    You can punish, or you can (try to) rehabilitate, but you can't do both simultaneously, unless you go the brainwashing/"re-education" route.

    I don't think there are many thinking people who would be willing to hand that much power (brainwashing of convicts) over to a government, because that power is SO powerful, and SO easily abused.

    There's a very tiny fraction of people who just are plain evil.

    There's a somewhat larger fraction of people who are unable to feel compassion for other human beings.

    There's an even larger fraction of people who are too selfish, or absorbed bad values, or simply are stupid.

    Somewhere in those groups are the people who are "re-habilitatable".

    It's hard work, and we don't know how to achieve it effectively or consistently -- which doesn't mean we shouldn't try.

    Jails have two purposes:

    (a) Punishment/deterrence; and,
    (b) Protection of society from dangerous, incorrigable predators, via life sentences and execution.

    Jails are just easier, so that's what societies do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You can punish, or you can (try to) rehabilitate, but you can't do both simultaneously, unless you go the brainwashing/"re-education" route.

    We already do that and we do it from childhood. If you have any non-practical reservations against committing crimes, you've been successfully brainwashed. The natural uninhibited reaction for a human would be to do whatever benefits them as long as they can get away with it. This is easily observable in young children, especially the children of people who are bad at parenting.

    There's a somewhat larger fraction of people who are unable to feel compassion for other human beings.

    We have a word for that. Sociopaths.

    There's an even larger fraction of people who are too selfish, or absorbed bad values, or simply are stupid.

    We have a word for that too. Politicians.

    Jails are just easier, so that's what societies do.

    Maybe, but we don't need to Jail people for every "serious" crime. The driving decision of putting people in jail should be the based on the severity and danger of reoffending instead of how angry people get about it. Sadly, being "tough on crime" gets you reelected so expect to see your favorite politicians behind every "burn the witch" campaign.

    Comment by Anonymous

    With all due respect, most cases of rape are not done by 'evil' people but are done by people who are sexually deprived/that society tries to tell them the object of their sexual interests is 'the wrong object'.

    As I keep on saying: legalize pedosexuality and having consensual sex with children, almost all true rapes of children (forcible rapes) will disappear.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No problems with being registered as a sex offender and waste 3.5 years in rehabilitation when everything is based off her saying you did it?

    Damn, I would rage, kill them all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They don't have a sex offender register in Japan. This is a US thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:08 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    You're taking a distinctly male point of view with rape. Most people feel violated when they find their house has been broken into by burglars. Imagine the feeling of violation and physical/mental trauma of being raped by some stranger a 14 year old girl must feel. Perhaps 3.5 years of being ass raped will satiate his rage or carnal desires. Then he will be properly rehabilitated. Perhaps Sharia law might not be so bad either. Just cut it off!

    Putting people in jail for 30 years makes them old and in many cases incapable of recidivism. Sounds like a plan to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I may not have been a rape victim but I have been the victim of a physical assault that left me hospitalized. When I hear rape victims complaining how bad they have it, I can't help but be incredibly skeptical about the mythological mental damage they've supposedly suffered.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:16 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    How about we just kill'em both? Then she won't have to live with the mental scar thingie and he won't ever do it again. Sounds like a plan to you, too? Asshole!

    There isn't even any evidence. I think you raped me, kindly go to prison for 30 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 15/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You've gotta keep in mind this bitch was probably a cock sucking whore herself. Mental trauma my ass!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:31 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The men defending him are idiots, pure and simple. They want to imagine themselves raping young girls so they don't want to feel any sympathy for this girl. No surprise. I'm willing to bet they are all oversexed Americans.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @ Chen-04

    Better yet, stick his prosthetic leg up your ass and rape yourself! Asshole!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:01 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    no evidence mate!... 3.5 years is too much

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:36 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    sad, isn't it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You know, that's what I was wondering while reading this thing... Over here, rapists get more... and a rape by the other inmates.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japanese seriously need start about thinking of castrating their rapers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if they did that, japanese civilization would end there, no one wants to have kids so only people getting rapped gets pregnant = kids = more japanese

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    Comment by uber phallas
    18:57 13/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Accused: "I can't rape her because I have a missing leg!"

    Judge: "You're pulling my leg here."

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    Comment by Pyrus
    20:20 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That leg wasn't missing. The girl was hiding it inside her.

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    Comment by Allanx
    21:46 13/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    My theory is that his prosthetic leg is actually hollow. When you remove the calf section, you expose the massive foot-long dildo underneath.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's the drill-dozer, its used to punish underage prostitutes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that how you were conceived basement dweller?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't you could get pregnant from a dildo... I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN THIS PLANET ANYMORE!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:11 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Allanx: Was thinking about that. lol

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    Comment by zabanya
    20:06 13/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    why whyyy!! did you use EMI's pic!!!

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    Comment by Zanosuke_Kurosaki
    12:17 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    'Cuz she's askin' for it.

    Also, just because he's missing a leg doesn't mean his dick doesn't work. (Not saying he did it, just saying he could have.)

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    Comment by warjoke
    11:22 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why I'm raging so hard tight now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 13/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    katawa shoujo got the blame

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    Comment by matt
    04:42 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    least she wasn't put in a bin

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wait... is he now legless or does he have one leg?

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    21:35 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess 2chan might be flaming the barbarian right now

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    Comment by Pyrus
    20:14 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, it will come out in the police reports that he was playing it before he went out that morning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A main(is)land Japanese capable of understanding English? Highly unlikely.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:58 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If it's a eroge sim game, they will master it even if it's in nahuahtl (or however you spell the Aztec language).

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 13/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    I, for one, am highly amused by the picture accompanying the story.

    Avatar of Pyrus
    Comment by Pyrus
    20:12 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The girl in the picture & the man in the story sure are active in the morning aren't they?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's more, both go against what some would expect of people with prostetics.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    03:17 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No ones made an Anal joke yet? This disturbs me greatly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i lol'd super hard, and im glad someone else had as much if not more enjoyment outta that pic as i did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i will never be able to play again without laughing at her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It was the one legged man...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who? That guy in the Metallica video?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The reference is to "The Fugitive"

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was the one-armed man, Edward Elric.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What could you expect from the same people who don't even bother cuffing suspects and search for hidden weapons. Who let criminals easily climb over prison walls without ever bothering maning the guard tower.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    emi likes it in the butt

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 13/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'd be happy to oblige Emi anyday. shes cute.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No Emi did not really like it up the butt. However you gotta give her credit for being totally open to trying something new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 15/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "However you gotta give her credit for being totally open to trying something new."

    If she was totally open, it wouldn't have hurt like it did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Though as both her and Hisao said, "Never again".

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:06 14/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like the crow!

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