Archive for September, 2013

Couple arrested for beating 10-month-old daughter

Posted on September 22, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 SEP. 22, 2013 – TOKYO —

Police said Saturday that a couple in Tokyo’s Machida have been arrested for beating their 10-month-old daughter several times. The child remains in a coma in hospital, suffering from internal bleeding and eight broken bones, police said.

According to police, the couple, Yuta and Satomi Kumagaya, both 26, beat their daughter last Tuesday and Wednesday at their home, TV Asahi reported. When the child lost consciousness, they took her to a hospital which notified police.

Police said Yuta has denied beating his daughter, saying their 2-year-old son hit his sister with a toy. But his wife was quoted by police as saying that he started beating the child one month after her birth and that she also was beaten by her husband, TV Asahi reported.

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Woman held for attempted murder of 4-month-old daughter

Posted on September 15, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |


Police in Hiroshima on Friday arrested a 39-year-old woman for attempted murder after she allegedly abused her 4-month-old daughter last month.

According to police, the woman, identified as Chiyo Oki, abused her daughter at around 3 p.m. on Aug 23 by wrapping a towel around her mouth and nose at their home in Asaminami Ward. Fuji TV reported that the child lost consciousness and Oki called 119. The infant was taken to hospital where she remains in a coma, police said.

Police said Oki has admitted to the charge, and was quoted as saying she was worn out from child-rearing, Fuji reported. Oki lives with her husband and young son who were out at the time of the incident, police said.


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18-month-old girl dies after being left alone in hot room for 18 hours

Posted on September 15, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

SEP. 15, 2013 – SAITAMA

Police in Saitama have arrested a woman who left her 18-month-old daughter alone at home in a non-air-conditioned room last month, causing the child to die of heatstroke.

According to police, 22-year-old Kaori Ishizuka left her infant daughter Riona in their apartrment alone from 12 noon on Aug 10 for 18 hours while she went to work, TV Asahi reported. She did not turn the air conditioning on when she left. The temperature outside that day reached 37.7 degrees in Saitama, according tot he Japan Meteorological Agency.

Police said Ishizuka has been charged with manslaughter. During questioning, Ishizuka was quoted by police as saying, “I had left her home alone before, so I thought she would be okay this time too.”

Police said Ishizuka was investigated by a child consultation center once before in July when she was suspected of having left her daughter unsupervised. Ishizuka has denied the charge, but when social workers followed up with visits to her home on two separate occasions, nobody answered the door.

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