A riot police officer in Chiba Prefecture has been arrested after it was revealed that he offered a schoolgirl money for sex.
The mother of the 17-year-old girl filed a complaint with police when she discovered that her daughter had been propositioned by the man, who has been named as 26-year-old Kazunori Ohara, Fuji TV reported.
A police investigation revealed that Ohara approached the girl while she was on her way home from school in Matsudo at about 5 p.m. on Nov 6. He allegedly showed her his official police notebook and told her he wanted to ask her about underage prostitution. Police say he then took the girl as far as the lobby of the hotel, but the pair reportedly did not enter a room. Ohara was arrested for attempting to commit a lewd act.
After hearing the girl's testimony and being shown CCTV footage of himself with the girl, Ohara confessed, Fuji reported.
Chiba police say there have been three reports of similar incidents in Matsudo in the first half of November. An investigation is underway to establish whether the cases are connected.© Japan Today