A court in Tokyo has sentenced a former law student to prison after the defendant cut off the penis of a lawyer.
Ikki Kotsuga, 25, was charged with violation of the Firearm and Sword Control Law, causing injury and inflicting "irreparable harm" to the 43-year-old lawyer, Judge Kazunori Karei of the Tokyo District Court said.
“The victim continues to suffer physical and psychological pain day after day,” the judge said.
The ruling also stated that Kotsugai had punched the lawyer several times and cut off his penis with a pair of scissors he had brought with him to the lawyer’s office in Minato Ward, Tokyo, last Aug. 13.
Kotsugai said during the trial, that he was told by his wife that she had had sexual relations with the lawyer, whom she was working for.
“I could not control my anger as I thought she was forced to have sex with him,” Kotsugai said.
But the court found that there was no reason to believe that the lawyer forced her to have sex with him.
Prosecutors had demanded a six-year sentence for Kotsugai.