Monthly Archives: March 2013

Police refer record 16,400 child abuse victims to consultation centers in Japan

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Police referred a record 16,387 child abuse victims to child consultation centers in Japan last year, up 42.1 percent from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The NPA started collecting data in 2004, when … Continue reading

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Child porn cases up 10% in ’12 / Record-high 1,596 cases found due to increased awareness, efforts

Jiji Press Police detected a record-high 1,596 child pornography cases in 2012, up 9.7 percent from the previous year, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Police data collected by the agency indicated child pornography is spreading via the Internet, with … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 kids hit by SNS crimes in 2012

Jiji Press The number of children younger than 18 who were victims of crimes committed through social networking sites totaled 1,076 in 2012, exceeding 1,000 for the fourth consecutive year, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The agency highlighted that … Continue reading

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Court finds former mayor guilty of molesting minor

NAGOYA — The Nagoya District Court on Feb. 18 found the former mayor of Owase, Mie Prefecture, guilty of molesting a 15-year-old girl. The court handed Hisayoshi Okuda, 45, a six-month suspended sentence. Judge Tokiharu Amano said, “The victim’s testimony … Continue reading

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