Category: Abuse

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Kanagawa Man, 53, Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled Woman Confesses Charges to Police

In October last year, prefectural police arrested a 53-year-old man for sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman at a hotel in Asahi-ku, Yokohama.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of quasi-forcible sexual intercourse is a company employee living in Sobudai, Zama City. At the time, the suspect was a staff member of a continuous employment support facility in the prefecture, and the woman was using the facility.

The suspect has reportedly admitted to the charges to the police, saying, “there is no doubt.”

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Disability News Japan Podcast: Alleged Kagoshima Care Home Abuse (Update)

According to the corporation’s investigation, in the lock-in incident, a staff member took one of the residents to his room, locked the door and prevented him from leaving for approximately four hours. The staff member is said to have explained that he was trying to protect other users because they had become violent inside the facility,

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Kagoshima Care Home Corporation Confined Intellectually Disabled People for Four Hours

According to the corporation’s investigation, in the lock-in incident, a staff member took one of the residents to his room, locked the door and prevented him from leaving for approximately four hours. The staff member is said to have explained that he was trying to protect other users because they had become violent inside the facility, but he was not given lunch during that time, and the corporation says, “It was an inappropriate response. The corporation states that “there was a lack of education for the staff”.

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Abuse found to take place at care facility for intellectually disabled children, expired food offered, air-con rarely used in summer

The abuse took place at Morinokuma-san, a day-care facility for primary schools children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. As a result of an audit conducted by the prefectural government after receiving information from the city, it was found that the chairwoman had been committing abusive acts for several years, including: (1) using expired or outdated foodstuffs in meals served; (2) giving warnings in an abusive voice such as “no rice”; and (3) rarely using the air-conditioner in the summer.

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“Despicable” former Kyoto workshop worker sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting two disabled women

A 29-year-old man, a former employee of a workshop for the disabled, was accused of quasi-forced sexual intercourse and quasi-forced indecency for sexually assaulting two women with severe intellectual disabilities. It was held at the Otsu District Court on the 15th. Presiding Judge Yasushi Hatayama handed down a sentence of 5 years imprisonment for “an extremely despicable and vicious crime”.