Parents arrested for chaining 8-year-old son inside house

Posted on October 17, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

SHIGA — Oct. 9th, 2014

Police in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a couple for chaining their 8-year-old son to a column in their livingroom.

According to police, a friend of the boy had come to visit him at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. He peeked in the window when no one answered the door, NTV reported. He saw the boy chained by the waist to the column and told a neighbor who called police.

Police freed the boy and arrested his parents, Yasuna Miyajima, 32, and his wife Akane, 27, when they returned home. The boy said he had been chained for about 8 hours and not allowed to go to the toilet; his father made him use a pot.

NTV reported that the boy had been absent from school for about a week in July and that when he returned, teachers noticed bruises and burns on his arm and notified a child welfare center. Welfare center staff visited the family in July; however, they found nothing out of the ordinary. They visited a second time in August but no one was at home.

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3 junior high school boys arrested for bullying in Shiga

Posted on November 17, 2011. Filed under: Bullying | Tags: , , , |

Crime Nov. 17, 2011 – Japan Today


Police said Thursday that three 15-year-old boys in Takashimaya City, Shiga Prefecture, have been arrested for bullying after they reportedly forced another student to strip naked and defecate while they filmed him with cell phones on Nov 11.

According to a report on Fuji TV, the boys are also accused of assaulting the victim and throwing him to the ground. It is believed that aside from the three boys who were arrested, several other students had participated in bullying the victim. Police say the school plans to discipline the other students involved.

A spokesperson for the school said that details about the incident are not yet clear, but said they plan to investigate the exact nature of events before introducing measures to ensure this kind of thing does not happen again, Fuji reported.


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