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Police officer arrested over alleged sexual assault of woman

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Police in Hanyu, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old police sergeant on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s in a car in the parking lot of a commercial facility.

Police said Takahide Ikeda, who was arrested on Wednesday, has denied the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to the arrest warrant, Ikeda attempted to grope the woman at around noon on April 4.

Police said that Ikeda had previously assisted the victim over another matter at the police station where he was assigned to the community affairs division.

On the day of the alleged assault, Takeda was off duty and wearing regular clothes. He called the woman's cell phone and asked her to meet him.

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Saitama again?

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I mean what is stopping him? There’s rarely any punishments or consequences for rape or sexual assaults in Japan.On the contrary, rape and sexual assaults often results in reduced sentencing if another crime is also committed. If anything he is getting several weeks of paid leave/vacation until this case is almost certainly going to be dropped by the prosecutors.

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Police said that Ikeda had previously assisted the victim . . . He called the woman's cell phone and asked her to meet him.

Repugnant. If the copper is adjudicated guilty (and this being Japan, he will be), this is a severe breach of his fiduciary duties to society as a whole, and this lady in particular. If he is guilty, he should be made an example out of to send a clear message that Japan does not tolerate this.

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“Police” seem to always get the benefit of the word “Alleged”.

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Hopefully, he'll be a former police officer very soon.

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What is an attempt to grope ?

He must have done it but terms changed as if it was just an idea with no consequences.

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Japan's finest at work

exactly.

I mean what is stopping him? There’s rarely any punishments or consequences for rape or sexual assaults in Japan.On the contrary, rape and sexual assaults often results in reduced sentencing if another crime is also committed. If anything he is getting several weeks of paid leave/vacation until this case is almost certainly going to be dropped by the prosecutors.

excellent point.

A little over 20 years ago at work, one of my American colleagues was being stalked. She called the cops and was escorted home for her own safety (I cant remember why), but when she got to her apartment the cop who was her escort tried to get her digits. She quit and went home shortly after that.

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P3rp had previously assisted the victim over another matter then of a coddled suspicion, att3mpted to grope victim at the p0lice station of the community affairs division.

how ironic ...at the community affairs division?

more like a wigwam sidewinder ploy.

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C'mon guys give the man a break, he was stressed out from work and was probably drunk so he doesn't remember it.

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Filth.

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Alleged is the key word.. Innocent until proven guilty. He has denied the allegation.

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JN Innocent until proven guilty

Non JN guilty until proven Innocent

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who is Takeda ? all of a sudden!

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a cop copping a feel. No I was drunk and couldn't remember excuse?

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What the police department does or not do, will directly represent the departments policy, practice and values.

Let's all see what happens.

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