Regarding the Oct. 15 Kyodo article “89% of train groping victims don’t notify police“: In the United Kingdom this would be taken more seriously. The gropers would be arrested for sexual assault and, if guilty, would receive a prison sentence and be put on the sex offenders’ list. These men aren’t just sad cases groping women for a laugh; they are perverts. Groping one day can lead to more serious sexual assaults, so these people must be arrested and locked away.
Women-only carriages on trains help, but Japanese women need to be able to feel safe, and not have to worry about hands on their bodies from a sick pervert standing behind them. The police should take these reports seriously, not just dismiss them as from silly women. Arrest the perverts and lock them up.
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