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Fukuoka carer for people with disabilities arrested for assaulting intellectually disabled girl

On February 13th. the Fukuoka Prefectural Police arrested a man, aged 48, on suspicion of forced obscene behavior with a girl with intellectual disabilities in a toilet. The suspect is reported to have said that he did it "to satisfy sexual desire."

Written with extracts translated from The Asahi Shimbun

February 14th 2020

FUKUOKA– On February 13th. the Fukuoka Prefectural Police arrested a man, aged 48, on suspicion of forced obscene behavior with a girl with intellectual disabilities in a toilet. The suspect is reported to have said that he did it “to satisfy sexual desire.”

A Kasuga City official said that the suspicion is that on February 12th at around 8:40am, the suspect imprisoned and touched a girl with an intellectual disability at a convenience store in Ojono City. It is reported that a convenience store clerk called a police box nearby when they heard the sound of a girl screaming from inside the toilet.

This suspect was a staff member at a short stay facility for children with disabilities in Fukuoka City, looking after children after school. It was reported that on the evening of the 11th, the parents left their baby daughter at the facility, and on the morning of the 12th they were driving to school. The suspect reportedly quit from the facility after the incident was discovered.

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