Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department plan to file charges against the man accused of cyberbullying Hana Kimura.
According to Asahi Digital, investigators believe an Osaka man in his 20s sent several bullying and threatening messages to Kimura via social media. The posts were deleted following her death on May 23, but images were taken and sent to the police. Nearly 1200 posts from 600 accounts were are being investigated.
The accused has since apologized to Kimura's family via email.
Police will continue to investigate other messages sent to Hana.
Kimura received the threats and bullying messages following an episode of reality show "Terrace House" where she was portrayed as aggressive during a confrontation with a housemate who ruined her wrestling outfit.
Hana's mother Kyoko filed a complaint with the Broadcast Ethics & Program Improvement Organization in Japan, blaming Terrace House for pressuring her daughter into uncomfortable situations, which ultimately led to her being bullied online.
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