Police have arrested a 28-year-old man for providing a service that illegally put high school girls in contact with men for the purpose of prostitution.
The man, who has been named as Naotake Fukayama, was arrested on a charge of underage prostitution for providing a Tokyo-based web service that acted as a go-between for underage prostitutes and clients, Fuji TV reported Saturday.
According to police, Fukayama's web service put a 16-year-old girl, from a private school in Tokyo, in touch with a 36-year-old man in January this year, following which his service was reported and investigated. In a related case, Tokyo Metropolitan Police also announced that one of its own officers was fined for paying an underage girl for sex in May.
During police questioning, Fukayama was quoted as saying, "I've introduced around 30 other people to girls."© Japan Today