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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Cambodia jails researcher for abuse

PHNOM PENH — A Cambodian court sentenced a Japanese man to a year in prison Wednesday for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in the tourist town of Siem Reap, officials said. Shuji Yamagishi, 41, who described himself as a cultural … Continue reading

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Kids often uninformed about criminals lurking on websites

More than 60 percent of children victimized by crimes to which social networking sites (SNS) made them vulnerable did not receive any warning from their parents against accessing such websites, the National Police Agency revealed Tuesday. When it examined 599 … Continue reading

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Minors fall among SNS crime victims

The number of children aged 17 or younger victimized in crimes via social networking services or community sites in the first half of this year fell by 37 from a year earlier to 509, according to a tally released by … Continue reading

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Osaka cop arrested in attack on teen girl

KOBE–An Osaka prefectural police officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexually molesting a 16-year-old high school girl he met through the Internet. According to the Hyogo prefectural police, 24-year-old Tatsuya Tsuruoka of Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, is suspected of conducting … Continue reading

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Free call app abuse rising / Anonymous online message boards used as ad hoc dating sites

Applications providing free Internet calls and messaging are rapidly spreading among smartphone owners, but problems have emerged as some people are using their application ID numbers on online message boards, turning them into de facto dating sites. In some cases, … Continue reading

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USA:Child Prostitutes Rescued, 104 Pimps Arrested Nationwide

A nationwide child prostitution sting led to the rescue of 79 teen victims and the arrest of more than 100 alleged pimps, the FBI announced Monday. The three-day “Operation Cross Country” sweep took place in 57 U.S. cities between Thursday … Continue reading

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