Man arrested for beating 3-year-old daughter after he loses at video game

Posted on August 24, 2012. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

Aug. 24, 2012 – AICHI —

Police on Thursday arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly beating his 3-year-old daughter in a fit of anger after he lost while playing a video game on his TV at his home in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Yukihiko Sakata, was at home with his daughter on the night of Aug 7. He told police he was absorbed in the video game and got so upset when he lost that he hit his daughter in the head with a plastic toy, Fuji TV reported. When Sakata’s wife came home from work, she noticed bruising around the girl’s left eye and took her to hospital. Hospital officials notified the police.

Police said the girl suffers from a congenital illness and that there were marks on her body indicating she may been abused before, Fuji reported.

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