NewsJapanese man accused of washing machine child abuse denies charges

Japanese man accused of washing machine child abuse denies charges

A Japanese man put a three-year-old into a washing machine and started the program. He was drunk.
A Japanese man put a three-year-old into a washing machine and started the program. He was drunk.
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6:09 AM EDT, June 8, 2024

A 30-year-old Japanese man allegedly put his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter into a washing machine and started the cycle. The child's mother called the police. The suspect denies the charges.

The man, from the eastern Japanese prefecture of Ibaraki, allegedly put his partner's three-year-old daughter into a washing machine and started it three weeks ago. The girl's mother immediately noticed something was wrong when the machine began filling with water and spinning, and she notified the police.

Her partner was accused of causing the child injury, according to the Kyodo agency.

The indictment indicates that the child sustained injuries to her face and legs. The girl has already recovered.

Police arrested the man immediately after the incident. Japanese press reports that the 30-year-old was drunk at the time. The suspect denies the charges.

Death penalty for Japanese man

Other macabre events took place in Kofu, in the Yamanashi prefecture of Japan. A 21-year-old was sentenced to death for double murder. The man killed the parents of a high school girl he was in love with and set her house on fire. The court found that he was sane and acted with premeditation to harm the object of his affections in this gruesome way.

According to the prosecution, in October 2021, the then 19-year-old Endo went to the house of the girl he had a crush on and stabbed her parents. He then struck her younger sister with a machete and set the house on fire. The high school girl, whom the convicted man attended school with, was not injured. The boy turned himself in to the authorities. He wrote a letter admitting he harbored resentment toward his high school classmate because she rejected his romantic advances.

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