So here’s one of those great-waste-of-police-time-and-taxpayers-money stories.

A sixth grader from Osaka, Japan is in protective custody after accessing an online game site with another child’s password.

The 11 year-old girl is accused of violating Japan’s Unauthorized Computer Access Law after figuring out the name, birthday, and password of a 12 year-old middle school girl for a free-to-play online game Ameba Pigg.

The little girl explained, “I was jealous of the in-game items the middle school girl had.”

Couldn’t this be handled with a quick warning to the parents? Or are the Japanese police so bored now that they are targeting grade schoolers (as the crime rate in Japan is so low)?


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