Police in Oshamambe, Hokkaido, have arrested a 52-year-old fire department employee on suspicion of committing an indecent act with a 13-year-old girl he met on a social networking site.
According to police, Kunio Aoyagi, who was arrested on Tuesday, has been arrested for allegedly violating Hokkaido Prefecture’s Juvenile Protection law, Sankei Shimbun reported. The incident occurred on June 8 when Aoyagi met with the junior high school student and took her to a hotel in Hokkaido’s Ishikari region.
Despite knowing she was a minor, Aoyagi used a members-only social networking site to become an online acquaintance and corresponded with the girl.
The crime came to light after Hokkaido Prefectural Police’s cyber patrol unit discovered messages between the two.
Police said Aoyagi has admitted to the charge.© Japan Today