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High school boy arrested for running child porno site

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Police arrested a third-year high school student from Souma City on Monday for violation of the anti-child prostitution and pornography law after it was found the 19-year-old was running a child pornography BBS website. Also arrested were two site users, a 26-year-old man in Kanazawa and a 58-year-old taxi driver in Nagasaki.

According to police, the student had created the website in January 2009 on free computers available in the city's culture center. The student testified, "I like looking at nude boys, and had a collection of about 1,500 photos. I wanted people with similar interests to share the same joy."

The student is accused of posting six photos of naked boys under 10 years of age on the site between July and December 2009, and a large number of people are being investigated in the case. Police discovered the website during their "Site Patrol," which monitors the Internet for "harmful" pages.

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I wanted people with similar interests to share the same joy

see, it's just all about love. no harm in it!

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dang they start early here....

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58-year-old taxi driver in Nagasaki. shudder......

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and this kid will someday reproduce. that is frightening.

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hey how about closing down those shops in akihabara that sell dvds of 8yr olds in swimming costumes, that might help protect kids ya know !!!! idiots.

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Wow. Pretty shocking. Then again, Japan is getting so weird that not much can shock a reader any more.

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SCARY !!! He's a child molster at that age. Very very scary !!!!! How did he take these pictures ???

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Oh the outrage (not). This guy was just a kiddie fiddler in the making who got caught. By the way, I would also like to that the local cultural center for chipping in and meeting this chap's IT needs (lol).

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a large number of people are being investigated in the case

Yeah, about 40 million males from 15 years old.

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The student testified, “I like looking at nude boys, and had a collection of about 1,500 photos. I wanted people with similar interests to share the same joy.”

Apparently no one advised this youth of his constitutional right against self-incrimination; i.e., Article 38 (equivalent to Fifth Amendment). THIS testimony is exactly the reason we have Article 38. Any decent attorney would have kindly advised this kid to "STFU".

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....created the website in January 2009 on free computers available in the city’s culture center.

Porno Entrepreneur!

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The police should be more vigilant than these and catch and imprison all perverts on the net. good job for beginning.

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I'll give him credit for his loyalty to high school! He's 19 and still there many here drop out at 15. Must have been using the school as a cover, like the YAKs do at real estate and construction companies.

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If he's still in high school at 19 and likes looking at naked boys, his chances for sexual reproduction are not very good.

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Also arrested were two site users, a 26-year-old man in Kanazawa and a 58-year-old taxi driver in Nagasaki.

These guy were arrested because clicking the wrong website??

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I wanted people with similar interests to share the same joy.

Wow. What a lens with which to view the world.

collecting child porn = nature photography, ikebana, hiking, playing the piano, the joy of gardening, etc.

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If he's still in high school at 19 and likes looking at naked boys, his chances for sexual reproduction are not very good.

Good point! I feel better now.

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I wonder if there is a co-relation to the story abou the"dumbing" down of students in Japan?

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I hope they don't lock him in a detention center for troubled teenagers: that would be a dream come true for a predator like him! I hope he gets counseling....

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ahocchau, in God's name, how do you think he will reproduce someday? He likes looking at little nude boys! I don't see him diddling any girl anytime soon..."

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@roughneck

I favor the term 'entrePORNeur' myself.

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What the hell is wrong with him?

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I favor the term 'entrePORNeur' myself.

With the right guidance this kid will be the next generation entrepreneur!

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What is a 19 year old doing in High School? Get a job already!

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"I like looking at nude boys"

That's just downright wrong!

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Creepy!

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He was quite the collector and fund of good art

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I cannot believe no one spotted him uploading them at a public computer at the city’s culture center. What a loser.

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EEKS! What will happen to this boy who likes looking at nude boys? Hope he gets proper counseling so he can spread his joy in a better, more socially acceptable way.

First I've heard of this 'Site Patrol'. And why is it in quotation marks? Does that mean the cops who are supposedly patrolling these sites are actually feeling the joy themselves?

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The kid is a real pervert, it's okay to be arrested. We must keep the little ones.

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I wonder if this was an EXTRA CREDIT assignment he was working on at school?

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Can't be arrested he is underage himself...

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The student testified, “I like looking at nude boys, and had a collection of about 1,500 photos. I wanted people with similar interests to share the same joy.”

OMG! What the hell is this boy thinking? But what I really worry about is where the heck did he get all those photos?

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Risky Business

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look it is common unfortunately, a human abberation. of course it is disgusting. he needs help

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Something tells me that the environment that this by is in not right. There is more to this story. Either the boy was abused. You do not suddenly start liking something like that. Site patrol has a lot of work to do. Sure there are amny such sites. The other 26 year old, taxi driver, and who else are sharing in this kind of thing. Oh so wierd!

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Or he was introduced to this hobby by someone.

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dammit, I'm with you. How the hell did this scumbag got those photos? Did the mothers of these children traded those pictures for LouisVuitton handbags? Knowing how messed up things are getting, makes you wonder. Horrible Horrible! May this pedophile burn in hell.

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Twilight Zone? More like the nonsequitor and ignorant comment zone. Since there is nothing in the story about him molesting children, its ignorant to call him a child molester. Since there is nothing about him preying on anyone, its ignorant to call him a predator. The police can arrest anybody, even smalll children. He got the photos on the internet. He will reproduce by having sex with a woman. Even NAMBLA members know how its done, and looking at naked boys does not stop them. Closing down shops in Akihabara won't protect any kids and its not even related to the topic.

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"Kill-the-kid!" "Kill-the-kid!" Ignite flaming torch and misguided sense of civic responsibility....now!

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dearjohn- Your creeping me out !!!! How do you know he (19 year old )is not having fantasies in his bedroom or where ever viewing this material. Sometimes strange people go steps beyond their fantasy & hurt innocent children " child pornography BBS website " & " nude boys " What don't you understand. These boys are victims of something ??? Why would grown adult men pay money for a nude boy site ? Your scaring me dearjohn.

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He was using kiddie porn, an aspect of his culture, in his cultural center.

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His mother and father must be really proud of thier son! I wonder how many generations of shame he has brought to his family?

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Sick. Don't think you can rehabilitate this compulsion.

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Elsewhere in Japan.. older men are looking at soft-porn images of girls of the same age, but in your local konbini. Genderist?

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shame!...genderist! culture!...lighten up...it's only human..whether you acknowledge it or not...japan's seemingly benign tolerance of "obviously" deviant behavior often shocks/titilates Westies...or at least so they protest...a bit too much methinks

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I just wonder what the photos of the naked boys were about? We they just naked or were they having lewd acts committed upon them? About the comment was it translated correctly? If so he is a very ill child himself.

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Ok, this high school boy is gay? What is so surprising that a gay high school boy could pull off running his own child porn web site? I am sure plenty of straight high school boys around the world must be up to no go on the world wide web too!

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