A 35-year-old man from Saitama has been arrested for paying a 15-year-old girl for sex, police said Friday.
The man, an employee of the Sayama Environmental Conservation Department in Saitama Prefecture, has been named as Kenji Matsui. According to police, on June 19 of last year, Matsui took the then 15-year-old high school girl to a hotel in Yokohama and paid her 30,000 yen for unspecified sex acts, TV Asahi reported. Police say Matsui has confessed to the charges.
The crime was uncovered by the police force's cyber-patrol which scans websites that are designed to put prostitutes in contact with clients, often optimized for cell phone access. Police say they discovered posts by Matsui on such a website and tracked his activities online before bringing him in for questioning, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today