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A 36-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for raping a woman aboard an express train in 2006.

According to the Otsu District Court, Takamitsu Uezono, a demolition worker from Shiga Prefecture, groped the woman, who was seated next to him aboard the Osaka-bound Thunderbird express on the JR Tokuriku Line on the night of Aug 3, 2006.

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