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Self-proclaimed idol ‘producer’ arrested for allegedly kidnapping 14-year-old runaway girl

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Police have arrested a 38-year-old man for allegedly kidnapping a 14-year-old girl who had run away from home.

According to police, on April 1, Takahiro Akashi met the teenage runaway in Hachioji, Tokyo, and then drove her to his residence in Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, approximately 250 km away, Fuji TV reported. There, Akashi held her captive for two days, police said.

The 14-year-old had posted a message on a members-only social networking site, saying “I want to run away from home.” Akashi responded by introducing himself as an “idol producer.” He asked the girl if she wanted to be a waitress and to “bring her school uniform” with her.

After a few days, the girl told Akashi that she wanted to return home, and he dropped her off at a convenience store parking lot in Tokyo.

Police said that a 19-year-old girl was also living at the suspect’s home in Tokamachi but have not disclosed the circumstances about how she came to be there.

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According to the law, it's still kidnapping even if she goes willingly. But this perv needs to be put away.

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preying on naive young girls. Harsh punishment please.

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There, Akashi held her captive for two days, police said.

Ok "captive" is the wording by police right? (I think not, I believe the cops used a different term, that was liberally translated here to create an image that this dude is a creep...BECAUSE)

After a few days, the girl told Akashi that she wanted to return home, and he dropped her off at a convenience store parking lot in Tokyo.

He willingly took her to a place where she could contact her parents or someone, and get home after a FEW days...meaning in the common vernacular, 3 days, to MAYBE 4.

So the cops are saying one thing, and it's probably the parents of the girl, who pushed the cops into this to save themselves the embarrassment that their daughter "ran" from them.

There is a HELL of a lot more to this story than being reported here, and I am not going to hold my breath waiting for any updates.

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What kind of “idol” producer is this guy? Gravure idol?

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@Red sun

What kind of “idol” producer is this guy? Gravure idol?

Most female idols in Japan start their career at age 13~14, so this would not be out of norm in Japan.

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This creep should be SUBTRACTED from society and put in prison for preying on the vunerability of a child and for lying to a child to convince her to come with him. "Bring your uniform" implies that he had other ideas of selfishness.

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250km away is quite far! At least he had the decency to bring her back to Tokyo. I hope he didn't take any of her innocence away and she can resolve her problems she has at home. It's sick of him to ask her to bring her uniform.

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