21-year-old man scalds 4-year-old boy for drinking juice without permission

OKAYAMA —

Police said Friday they have arrested a 21-year-old man for pouring boiling water on his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at their apartment in Okayama.

According to a report on NTV, the incident occurred on Tuesday just after 12 noon. The man, identified as Kota Kamiyama, became angry with the boy after he drank juice without asking for permission, police said. Kamiyama then allegedly threw a cup of hot water on the boy, scalding him from his shoulder to his lower back.

Police say Kamiyama, who is unemployed, is also accused of punching and head-butting the boy’s 25-year-old mother, NTV reported. 

Japan Today

  • 25

    KariHaruka

    Someone should pour boiling water over him while another person punches and headbutts him, the scum...

  • 10

    supermonk7

    Deal with your frustration, little man.... and while you're at it, grow up.

  • 7

    Al Stewart

    Glad he was 21 and not 19.

  • 5

    BurakuminDes

    This maggot needs serious prison time - at least 15 years with hard labor. All the other prisoners need to be made fully aware that he is a repeat child abuser. I just hope the poor boy is OK.

  • 4

    mitoguitarman

    Now there's a manly man!

  • 4

    Elbuda Mexicano

    21 year old scum parasite, has no work, living off his his girlfriend, pours boiling water on a 4 year old little boy?? Then punches and head butts the mother?? What a piece of dog crap, no, this idiot fool is even lower than dog crap, time to let him ROT in jail, and it would be nice if the jail keepers would tell the rest of the prisoners why this idiot fool is behind bars so the rest of the prisoners could have a go at him. Poor little boy and mother.

  • 4

    cleo

    NetNinja, we all know you have had a bad experience with a Japanese woman. Doesn't mean all Japanese women are the same as your ex.

    Where does it say in the article that this woman left/divorced the child's father, refused to allow him to see the child and demanded money from him? For all we know, he left her when he found she was pregnant and never had any intention of supporting her or the child. It happens.

    I think you'll find that typically the women who get themselves into these abusive relationships are very serious - so much so that they'll put up with all kinds of physical, verbal and mental abuse just to hold the 'relationship' together. The problem is that the men they choose (the men they attract?) are low-lifes. By ranting on about how bad women are, you don't put yourself in a very good light.

    tmarie is right, the mother is a twit for letting the man abuse her and, knowing he was abusive, letting him anywhere near the child. Sounds like perhaps she has Battered Wife Syndrome. Scary that a 21-year-old bit of nothing can have such power over a supposedly grown woman.

  • 3

    sillygirl

    so sick.

  • 3

    cl400

    this should be under the "insanity"section . not "crime "

    If there were an insanity section it would be pretty full.

  • 3

    Braindead

    He needs incarceration, the mother needs support and the child needs a new home.

  • 2

    Weasel

    Reads like that little man needs to order a large hot coffee at the drive-through at McDonalds - a few times.

  • 2

    Nicky Washida

    Most stepfathers are no doubt great. But children deserve to grow up with their natural parents. Lest incidents like this happen more often.

    Have you not read any of the many many many cases where biological parents abuse and kill their own children??! How do you even know the biological father of this boy wasnt abusive and that is why she left in the first place? Children deserve to grow up with ACCESS to both their natural parents, yes, IF they are good parents.But they deserve more to grow up with whoever is most likely to give them the love and nurturing care that they need. Sadly lacking in this case.

  • 2

    Pukey2

    What a horrible man!

  • 1

    hatsoff

    Trash is as trash does. Throw him in jail with the other garbage and call it tough love. Developing more services to aid victims of domestic violence would be a good idea too. If there is a clear message that domestic violence should not be tolerated, and if there is are more escape routes (e.g. shelters), then maybe some or more of these situations can be avoided.

  • 1

    tmarie

    Well said Nicky,

    Disgusting - and I agree with Al, Thank god he is 21 and will be punished instead of being 19 and getting away scot free. Since it isn't his kid, he'll get something decent - though certainly not enough for the pain he caused on this little boy.

    The mom is a twit. Why on earth would you let your son around a boy who has been beating you?? Charge him for that too!

  • 1

    LoveNot

    He is a terrible man but I suppose the mother is not any better if she was with such an abuser.

  • 1

    kwbrow2

    In general I think divorced women with children are more easily accepted in western cultures. In the west, more people get divorced. Kids seem to be more important. Biological fathers are more involved with their children. Abuse is easier to spot. Teachers, friends, & family are more likely to notice abuse and are more likely to report it in western countries. The whole attitude toward children and their well being is better in the west. Japan exists in stark contrast to the west. Divorced Japanese women have a much harder time finding a good guy. Japanese men are not as willing as western men to raise someone else's children. Japanese men in comparison to western men don't really put much effort into childrearing. My brother for example takes his step kids to dance lessons. He plays basketball after work with his step son. He takes his step kids camping and fishing. I don't think Japanese men have the time nor inclination to do these things with their kids let alone their step kids. Work comes first in Japan. And most Japanese men are workaholics. Until there is a cultural change in Japan child abuse (as in this story) will continue. Unfortunately, I don't see a cultural change happening in Japan this decade. ):

  • 1

    George Smith

    You only have to try and imagine what the poor child experience. This Scumbag should be jailed for LIFE and NEVER to be let out. This could have been anybody's child.

  • 0

    jinjapan

    this should be under the "insanity"section . not "crime "

  • 0

    my2sense

    JT gets its fair share of these stories. I often wonder at times how many go unreported. And my own wife wonders why have so much bitterness to young Japanese Dads. I have put a few in line over the years. Seen a kid threatened before with a lit butt over ice cream. Same deal... step Dad/BF in his 20s.

  • 0

    incognito12

    It's almost always the mom's boyfriend. Just an observation. I won't pretend to know the preventions and solutions. It's just a sad and often times tragic story. A child's innocence is replaced by demons at an early age.

  • 0

    southsakai

    KariHarukaFEB. 18, 2012 - 06:21AM JST Someone should pour boiling water over him while another person punches and headbutts him, the scum...

    I am glad we think alike! A scum guy. Not sure how one can do such a thing to a little child let alone to an innocent human being who's totally defenseless.

    The guy's a coward, a looser, a pathetic excuse for being a human being. Guys like these need to be dished the same punishment, and then 10 times more, and after that shipped to a central american prison to spend the rest of their days.

  • 0

    Aqualung

    I didn't see anything that makes me think the mother is guilty of anything. She got hurt trying to protect/ avenge her child. I'm with Weasel, go to Mc'ds, spill on manhood, lather, rinse, repeat.

  • 0

    almostshat

    or better still put him to work scraping up the crap from the bottom of reactor 2

  • 0

    almostshat

    Almost every single day reports about child abuse, infanticide, forced "suicides". Too pathetic to say anything to your boss so take it out on your kids. bravo.

  • 0

    kakifry

    Oh, this guy is a class act! 21 years old and scalding children and head-butting his partner. What a MAN! (sarcasm level to high). Yep, if the testosterone is too much to handle, son,maybe it should be snipped off. Pathetic individual.

  • 0

    602miko

    mothers faults, not? why he let that bf doing that such a things to a little boy.

  • -1

    Disillusioned

    What a class piece of work this 'man' is! I just hope the mother follows through with all the assault charges and this little man gets a few years in the slammer to repent.

  • -1

    tmarie

    Well said Cleo. I would actually go one step further and suggest that this women grew up in a home with abuse. Therefore, getting the crap kicked out of you is "normal" and often how these women see signs of "love". It is a horrific cycle and chances are, that poor little boy will also grow up to be an abuser. Sad to think that but stats agree with this statement. Get this guy in jail, get mom and kid into counseling and hope for the best.

    Seen it too many times - stupid cycle of abuse and lack of self esteem in men AND women. Yes, it happens at home but home there is a lot more support for battered women. Here? Very little. Know far too many women here who are abused and put up with it.

  • -1

    Jessica Marie Sato

    eye twitches

  • -1

    fidaruzki

    Do they have caning punishment with the imprisonment in Japan? I hope they do. And I hope it should be no less than 10 times. That should make them remember how painful their action was, especially on a 4 year old. And as for the mother, she better leave him for good and try to better save guard her child. It is better living without a man, than having to live through abusive relationship. And 21 year old bf? What was she's thinking? That is a boy still, not man enough to be responsible. Especially in Eastern society when boys/men are considered as precious and superior species than girls/women.

  • -1

    Franchesca Miyara Yang

    HORRIFIED!!

  • -2

    TokyoTanuki

    Personally i hope that if anything happened to me, my life insurance and in-laws would be sufficient to support my wife and son without her having to find another man until my son is in his mid teens. Non-biological parents are vastly more likely to abuse or kill children than biological parents. Lookup the 'Cinderella Effect'..

    That said, the biological mother is the most common abuser (when neglect is included as abuse), which annecdotaly aligns with a lot of the cases we read on JT where both the mother and boyfriend were complicit in abuse and/or murder.

  • -3

    patty cake champion

    I pity these kids who are born to baby mommas. They didn't have a chance.

  • -3

    The Munya Times

    I hear about more and more child abuse and torture happening at many other civilized and industrialized countries of the world. It seems humans becoming intolerant, headless and aggressive. Generally, violence is on the growth and humans losing all the achievements of thousand of years of long marching toward human civilization.

    Greed, intolerance, TV, brainwash, computer games practically from the cradle, chemicals in food, pollution, joblessness, fear from the future and the feeling of uncertainty, false and harmful medication, and after all that, losing self discipline makes many people sick.

    Slowly we are heading for a very dark future. This man was not the only one nerve wrecked, desperate unemployed, tens of thousands people lose their job, wives, husbands, family, health insurance and their very own mental and physical health on daily basis. More and more people are becoming sick, evil, sadistic, senseless, ruthless, helpless and hopeless.

    This is a nice sample, scalding a 4 year old for not asking for special permission from his majesty rancorous home-god for drinking.

    I don't know how many of these half-mad pig-man, brute human monsters are out there but I can tell one thing for sure; they are getting more and more every day.

    If humans cannot turn back to civilization, at this moment I can see only one solution, generously distributing free or very cheap contraceptive pills that are available night and day from convenience stores to street wending machines, and practically everywhere. At least unwanted kids from monster parents will not be born and they will not be killed or tortured. But who knows.

    Someone should read Thomas Malthus "An Essay on the Principle of Population" that was first published in 1798 . Supposing there is anyone among the lords and the law makers of the civilized and industrialized societies who can read at all. Let alone thinking.

    I am totally disgusted. Really.

  • -7

    narita1

    japan is the most beautiful peaceful civilized country in the world and scum like this need to be locked up forever to keep it that way.

  • -12

    NetNinja

    They need to hurt this guy real bad.

    To all single mothers who selfishly want to keep another man's child and then try to replace him. It doesn't work!! Step parents and step children have a hard time with that.

    These women want to have a baby with one man and then see if they pass the child onto another??? That's sick too. Ladies if you leave / divorce the man you had a child with you are asking for a life of hardship.

    This is just terrible. It's so common in Japan. The courts do not recognize that the mothers cannot protect the child but yet still the family court system leaves children with mothers who are questionable to begin with.

    You have to pause for a second and think: I want to divorce my husband and take away his children, plus ask him for money and never allow him to see the children ever again.
    Time OUT!! You think she's fit to take custody? Clearly a selfish vindictive nature about her.

    She's a mother but she's still a woman. Don't think for one second she doesn't have needs. She already thinks low of men so she goes out and finds the worst guy she can find cause she's really not serious or interested in marriage.

    Then this happens!!! What did you expect from a woman like that? I totally feel sorry for the child. This man should be locked up. I would love to see her prosecuted too but the investigation won't go any further than the abuse to the child.

  • -16

    NeverSubmit

    Most stepfathers are no doubt great. But children deserve to grow up with their natural parents. Lest incidents like this happen more often.

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