24-year-old man and 16-year-old girlfriend force his 2-year-old son to smoke cigarettesBy Mason White 5:21 AM November 24, 2015
|Shun Habuchi, his girlfriend and son|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A couple was arrested on a charge of violating the physical violence act after allegedly forcing a 2-year-old boy to smoke cigarettes, police in Japan said.
Nagoya police said that they have arrested 24-year-old Shun Habuchi and his 16-year-old girlfriend, who was not identified, after uploading a video on Facebook, showing them forcing his 2-year-old son to smoke cigarettes.
The couple was charged with one count of violating the act on punishment of physical violence and others. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Wednesday.
The couple recorded the act of abuse and uploaded the video on Habuchi’s Facebook page. The video showed the couple put a lit cigarette in the child’s mouth and made him puff on it about six times.
The child can be seen choking on the cigarette smoke. During questioning, the two suspects admitted the allegations, saying they did it for fun.