Archive for March 4th, 2014

Infant dies in Sapporo after being abandoned at gynecology clinic

Posted on March 4, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

 FEB. 15, 2014 – SAPPORO —

An abandoned newborn baby boy was discovered at the entrance of a Sapporo gynecology clinic by a staff member on Thursday, police said. The infant was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival, TV Asahi reported Friday.

According to police, the infant, mere hours old, was discovered wrapped up in a small towel, and placed in a paper bag at 6 a.m. Thursday. Despite no signs of external injury, the baby did not survive long.

The woman who discovered the baby also found a note, but police did not reveal its contents.

The meteorological agency said that at the time the child was found, the temperature was 5.2 degrees below zero.

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Man arrested for scalding 8-month-old daughter with boiling water

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FEB. 25, 2014 – TOKYO —

Police in Tokyo said Monday they have arrested a 23-year-old man after he scalded his 8-month-old daughter’s face with boiling water.

According to police, Tetsuya Sato, an unemployed resident of Machida, abused his daughter at their apartment on Jan 29. TBS reported that when Sato’s wife returned home from work, she saw the injury to the girl’s face and took her to a hospital.

Police said Sato has admitted to scalding his daughter with water from the bathtub, which was 70 degrees Celsius.

TBS quoted police as saying that the child had signs of bruising and scarring on many parts of her body.

In May of last year, Sato was also arrested for assaulting his wife, but received a suspended sentence.

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Tokushima man arrested for keeping 3-year-old son on leash

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FEB. 26, 2014 –TOKUSHIMA —

Police in Tokushima have arrested an unemployed 26-year-old man for abusing his 3-year-old son after it was discovered that he had been keeping the boy restrained on a 1.2-meter-long dog leash which was tied to a window frame inside his apartment.

Police said the man, identified as Shogo Yamashita, was arrested on Feb 15. Fuji TV reported Wednesday that the boy’s situation was discovered after an acquaintance of Yamashita came over to the house and saw the boy tied up. He contacted police.

A neighbor told reporters, “I am truly shocked. The couple living there fought every now and again, but they always made up. Every time I saw him out and about, he was smiling.”

Yamashita was quoted by police as saying, “One day last year when I went to clean up the room, the boy had thrown his food everywhere making such a mess. Ever since then, I decided to tie him up in order to discipline him and teach him a lesson.”

Police said Yamashita’s wife told them there were other times when her husband would strike the boy on the hands and on the head.

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