Tokyo court hands prison term to ex-boxer in genital-severing case

Ikki Kotsugai
Ikki Kotsugai

TOKYO (TR) – The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday handed a former boxer a four-and-a-half-year prison term for severing the genitals of a lawyer last year, reports Mainichi Shimbun (July 5).

Presiding judge Kazunori Karei said described the act of Ikki Kotsugai, 25, who had admitted to removing an attorney’s penis with garden shears and flushing the organ down a toilet, as “truly serious.”

“As a result of the infliction of a truly serious, irreparable injury, the victim continues to be suffer in agony,” the judge said in explaining the punishment.

The prosecution had sought a six-year sentence.

On August 13, the defendant and his wife met the victim, who was 42 at the time, at his law office in Toranomon. After a brief discussion, Kotsugai began repeatedly punching the attorney in the face. With the lawyer nearly unconscious, the suspect then unzipped the victim’s pants and proceeded with the crime.

Kotsugai’s wife was employed at the law firm. The defense argued that Kotsugai acted under a false claim by his wife, who said the lawyer had “pressured her into a sexual relationship.” It was seeking a suspended sentence.

Kotsugai, a one-time professional boxer, was a graduate student studying law at Keio University at the time of the incident.

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  1. Prosecutors seeking a lousy six years (and the four year sentence later rendered) are based on the idea that the husband owns the wife. This attitude of judges can even apply to a girlfriend. For instance, in Canada some years back a man in Winnipeg Manitoba received a two year sentence for a similar crime against a man who was sleeping with his girlfriend. In both this and that case, the relationship with the husband or boyfriend ‘owners’ of these women is obviously abusive. In the case in Japan the wife obviously lied to her husband (or to authorities after the attack) out of fear of his violence. For the same reason she obviously did not accompany her husband to the lawyer’s office willingly. I think the lawyer apologized to his attacker because he knows that the attitude of the judges is that this extremely violent and abusive husband deserves the apology. Judges are all chauvinists against women, especially the female ones. Read more about the consequences of these attitudes that men own women at .

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