Police target teens offering sex online, handle 89 cases April-Sept.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Police in Tokyo and eight other Japanese prefectures dealt with 89 teenagers between April and September for offering sex or selling underwear over the Internet, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Under a trial program, when improper … Continue reading

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SIM cards used in underage prostitution

October 5, 2013 The Yomiuri Shimbun Two men recently who were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of prostituting high school girls switched the subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in their smartphones with those used only for data … Continue reading

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Girls’ schools demand women-only train cars to protect students from gropers

YOKOHAMA — Four girls’ schools here have launched a petition to demand East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) designate women-only train cars on their local line to protect their students from gropers. Yokohama Jogakuin Girls School, Doremus School, Yokohama Futaba … Continue reading

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Osaka police capture suspected serial child rapist

OSAKA — Police are investigating whether a 44-year-old local man recently arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young girl is behind some 50 similar rapes since 2004. Yasunao Hiyo stands accused of raping and injuring a young girl at … Continue reading

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Man held over filming up 12-year-old’s skirt

June 3, 2013 Jiji Press NAGOYA–A 27-year-old contract worker with the Aichi prefectural government has been arrested on suspicion of filming a video by placing a smartphone under a middle school student’s skirt, according to police. Takanobu Ando, who has … Continue reading

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Teacher asked minors for sexual photos in exchange for doing homework, police allege

OSAKA — A junior high school teacher arrested on suspicion of engaging in obscene acts with a minor was served a fresh arrest warrant for creation of child pornography after receiving topless photos of two minors, Osaka Prefectural Police said. … Continue reading

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Police crack down on schoolgirl services / Govt labels ‘JK rifure’ harmful job

May 9, 2013 Sho Mizuno and Yayoi Kawatoko / The Yomiuri Shimbun Police have begun cracking down on businesses that employ girls of high school age to provide massage and other services to male customers after the labor ministry called … Continue reading

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Live chatrooms prey on young, runaway girls

The Yomiuri Shimbun May 6, 2013   Mikoto Hata and Yayoi Kawatoko / The Yomiuri Shimbun Live chats, a type of real-time webcast, have rapidly become pervasive in offering adult content at a low cost. However, the arrest of three men … Continue reading

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Teen acquitted of molestation charge

MIYAZAKI — The Miyazaki Family Court found a teenage boy accused of molesting a girl innocent after deeming a confession he wrote following police questioning unreliable, it has been learned. “We do not see that there were any actions by … Continue reading

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Court finds former mayor guilty of molesting minor

NAGOYA — The Nagoya District Court on Feb. 18 found the former mayor of Owase, Mie Prefecture, guilty of molesting a 15-year-old girl. The court handed Hisayoshi Okuda, 45, a six-month suspended sentence. Judge Tokiharu Amano said, “The victim’s testimony … Continue reading

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