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High school employee arrested for paying girl for sex

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Police on Tuesday arrested a manager at a high school in Kawasaki's Asao Ward on charges of violating the child prostitution and pornography laws after he allegedly paid a 17-year-old student for sexual services.

Police said 52-year-old Minoru Komura was arrested on suspicion of paying 60,000 yen to a girl he had met through a prostitution club and receiving sexual services from her at his apartment in Yokohama on June 6. He reportedly met the girl several times, paying her 60,000-100,000 yen each time.

The Board of Education released a statement, saying, "This is a deplorable act for someone who works in school administration. We will deal with the incident with the utmost severity."

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Sorry for not feeling appropriately horrified by this. If the girl was younger, perhaps I'd feel differently. But the man is paying her a large sum of money, and she has agreed to do these things, I really don't see the problem here.

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Big deal. Lock the girl up too.

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Will the girl be put on trial too as a hooker? This guy must be loaded.

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What you have here is a 17 year old slut with nomaorals. Her family must feel great shame. The dude may be much older and is a perv inhis own right. But, man lets get serious. Japan is like the mega porn capital on planet earth. This crap goes on ever day. I would start my requiring a lot of these little tramp school girls to wear soemthing that does not resemble - hey, old guys look at my my ass. I guess if he didn't pay it was cool. Get real! Can I get her number?

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Whatever book they throw at this perp I am sure he will still look back and think "it was still worth it." Here is a man in his 50's with no game and who works in the deplorable, drab conditions of a Japanese public school. A big, filthy white brick with windows and twits running through the halls. At least this little philly, who was less than a year from legality, willingly gave him something to live for (albeit for a price).

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60,000-100,000 yen? He was well ripped off.

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Oh boy, this girl has absolutely no morals and sadly this has always been very common in Japanese society whether we care to acknowledge it or not. It always makes me sad to hear about how so many Japanese girls are willing to sell their bodies. It is something so damn sacred which they have put a very small price on.

I always have this conversation with my friends, but at least they charge you whereas girls in the West will "give it up" for free after a few drinks or if they're feelin you.

Whatever the case, I really wish girls would respect themselves so much more than is the standard in our societies.

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He really should be ashamed of himself. And I hope the girl gets in trouble as well. I hate stories like this. Girls have so little regard for their bodies, it's so depressing. And men like this guy keep giving them money and funding it. Sigh.

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kokorocloud:

" Girls have so little regard for their bodies, it's so depressing. "

Hold on a second. If had sex with him for free, would you grant her more respect?

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Hold on a second. If had sex with him for free, would you grant her more respect?

First, I never said I didn't respect her. I was talking about her having respect for her own body. And obviously if it were free, that would depend on whether or not they were in a relationship of some kind. But she's not an adult either, and he's a grown man. Totally different. If not in a relationship, I would still question why.

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cheaper going to soapland

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@Brantastik - I agree with everything you say and I feel the same.

Except one little thing - I wouldn`t describe 60-100k as a "very small price" an I have to wonder (pardon the pun) who was taking who for a ride here...

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She must be good to get that much money out of him.

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Well, no picture provided. But looking at several details I think there are many reasons to envy the guy for everything but his arrest.

I don't know why they can't just call these "red flag" cases and then investigate from there if there is harm or damage or not. Looks to me like the only thing wrong or unfair here was the prices she was charging. I say set a more reasonable price set and let it go. Surely the cops and courts and penal system got better things to do!

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"cheaper going to soapland"

Cheapest is having a high school girlfriend. ;p

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That's alot of cheese. He goes to jail, she makes probably 500k+. I wonder if she has to pay taxes on that?

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I wonder how they got caught. Did she get pissed and squeal?, was the teacher being watched?, Or did someone give them up as part of a bigger plan???.

It wasnt rape, she consented as well as took the loot so why all the hoopla on this guy, she should be paraded around just the same as him.

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¥60 000 - 100 000???? Was that a monthly subscription or what.

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It wasnt rape, she consented as well as took the loot

And not once, but several times!

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I want to know what a prostitution club is. What this guy did was wrong but on the other hand, it sounds like the girl was a willing partner of this 'business transaction'. Which leads me to believe the problem here is two-fold: First, men seeing young woman as sexual objects to be bought and second, girls not being taught to have more dignity & self-respect.

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Yowsers! 600,000 - 100,000 yen! Too bad he didn't slang some of the cash in Roppongi. I'm sure some 18+ chicks would've went home with him.

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16 is the average consensual age in japan however 21 is the adult age so 18 would still get you busted.

Now they are trying to push a bill threw to lower the age to 18 so this means younger smokers, younger drinkers, and younger ......s, oh and a pile of tax generated loot.

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DXXJP I hope nobody mistakes you for a law expert. The legal age in Japan is technically 18 in most prefectures. The age of adulthood and the age of consent are two totally different things. And technically, the minor prostitution law is even separate to the age of consent.

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First, men seeing young woman as sexual objects to be bought and second,

She was not bought and sold. She was rented and it looks like she put herself up for rent. Men seeing women as sexual objects is not a problem. We all see women as sexual objects. The problem arises if that is all we see. And frankly, even if the guy wanted a relationship, that would have been even more risky than just renting her body for short periods of time.

girls not being taught to have more dignity & self-respect.

Plenty of prostitutes have both. It may not mesh with your ability to have dignity and self-respect, but not everybody thinks like you.

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Numbskull if you want to get technical its 13

http://www.ageofconsent.com/japan.htm

Age of consent for sexual activity The Article 177 of the Penal Code puts the age of consent for sexual actitvity at thirteen (13) years.

Age of consent for marriage Articles 731 and 737 of the Civil Code provides that the age of consent for marriage is eighteen (18) years for men, and sixteen (16) for women.

But when a minor wants to get married, he or she needs the consent of his or her parents.

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They make it sound like the guy talked a young, naive schoolgirl into doing something she didn't want to do...sounds to me both parties were happy so what's the problem. Still, 60-100K, she must have been doing something right or he was a pig and the only way she would do him was for that much money.

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I have no problem with a mature, independent, confident woman who makes the choice to sell her body for sex but I do have a problem if it's a inexperienced 17-year-old girl who could be ruining her self-image and self-esteem unknowingly.

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DXXJP: Numbskull if you want to get technical its 13

I am technical at all times. You failed to read the fine print. Read my post again. I said the age of consent in prefectures, and prefectural law on the subject takes precedent over the federal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_Asia

Scroll down to Japan. And frankly, most English links on the subject are complete crap, and that includes the very unspecific one I am citing. Japan is a very misunderstood country, and some people seem to want it that way. I don't.

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agree with dolphingirl here, if she's an adult, and makes a decision to sell her body for money, then so be it. However high school students are different I feel. I teach 17/18 year old girls at high school, and although physically ready, many aren't emotionally ready for relationships let alone prostitution. This guy is surrounded by young girls, and I think this has affected him in a sleazy way. The age of consent is a moot point, the guy should know better and gave into temptation. This would ruin any life, I'm sure he regrets it now.

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The man needs at least 10 years hard labor. If it wasnt for pedophiles like him this girl wouldnt have any business.

The girl needs therapy and i would recommend reeducating by church elders to introduce her to better morals.

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"paying her 60,000-100,000 yen each time"

What did she buy with all that money?

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I hope he gets a stiff sentence.

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DickMorris:

" If it wasnt for pedophiles like him "

Oh give us a break already. Monkeying around with 17-year olds is not legal, but it ain´t pedophilia.

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Monkeying around with 17-year olds is not legal, but it ain´t pedophilia.

We must see something different when we look at 17 year olds, because to me, they look like children. They're not as young as other children, but being attracted to them is kind of gross. I mean, what's the cut-off age for pedophilia? Menstruation?

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20 in japan. 16 in the uk. 14 in Texas (unless a cousin) 12 in scandanavia. Each country is different but japans is the highest... Can anyone really say this is a pedo crime? Get back down to earth, she's a hooker, maybe immature but still a hooker.

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Ke11iente: They're not as young as other children, but being attracted to them is kind of gross.

I believe that most people strong against reason on this subject based mostly on that very thought. Its not so much about damage to the teen or harm to society. Its mostly their own personal feeling of what is gross and what is not. At least you are a hair's breath away from admitting it, which is more than I can say for a lot of people.

There are a lot of things I find gross. But its pretty irrelevant. But I think you would feel a bit differently if you found over-30s gross. Usually I do. Besides, who was the first queen of porn and how old was she. Traci Lords at 15. Sometimes people have an image and find that gross. But the reality is that their image and reality don't quite match.

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Brantastik: It is something so damn sacred which they have put a very small price on.

Sacred is a religious term. Not everyone thinks of their bodies and sex in those terms.

Ke11iente: We must see something different when we look at 17 year olds, because to me, they look like children. They're not as young as other children, but being attracted to them is kind of gross. I mean, what's the cut-off age for pedophilia? Menstruation?

Pedophilia is a sexual preference for prepubescent children. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedophilia

17 year olds are postpubescent. They are sexually mature. They have breasts and rounded hips, etc... They look like young women to me. I think it's natural to be attracted to a 17 year old. I also think it's quite strange for you to see a 17 year old as a child.

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Despite the confusing consent age, wasn't a law passed recently regarding teachers/school staff having sex with students to discourage just this? Should be common sense, you have access, power and are trusted by parents not to violate that trust. The girl probably got caught and the cops went through her phone records. Not worth it. Go to a soap land or buy an outfit for you 18+ "girlfriend."

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DXXJP - Numbskull if you want to get technical its 13 http://www.ageofconsent.com/japan.htm

That is wrong Prefecture laws says age of consent 18, Japanese federal law was set at 13 but prefecture laws are used in age of consent cases. Japanese federal law was then changed to 18 years old in 2004 to be in line with prefecture laws. Western sites have not updated their information and still show the age of consent for Japan as 13.

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