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Man arrested on suspicion of paying 2 high school girls for sex

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Kanagawa prefectural police have arrested a 42-year-old company employee on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography laws after he allegedly paid two 17-year-old high school girls en exchange for sexual services.

According to police, Hiroyuki Ideno, who lives in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, met up with the two girls in a car at a parking lot in Yokohama’s Kohoku Ward, on Nov 28 last year, Fuji TV reported. The girls both live in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Police said Ideno is accused of paying the girls cash in exchange for sexual services performed inside his parked car for a span of 10 minutes from 7:20 p.m. that evening.

Police said Ideno and one of the girls became acquainted on a membership social networking service (SNS). Ideno has admitted to the charge, police said, adding they are currently investigating whether he has committed similar acts in the past.

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It takes 2 to tango. Or in this case. Are the underage girls who solicited the money from the man being charged for anything?

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It's strange, how this story, and one yesterday about a man who posed as a musician 4 years ago and was charged with indecent acts with a minor are coming out now. Have the police been investigating all this time? Or did someone involved tip off the police? As Capuchin said it takes 2 to tango.

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And the two girls will get off scot free and do it again. There needs to be much harsher punishment for the girls that WILLINGLY do this, they're not stupid they know they can get away with it. At least charge the parents or publicly shame them at school, work etc etc as a deterrent

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Let me guess. Only the guy is guilty. The girls have no fault, they are clean as fresh snow...

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The real question is, how did the cops become aware of it? Was he bragging about it in a pub or did the girls dob him in? Something is missing from this scenario.

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The girls spend the money with joy,, and then feel like a victim after that.

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CapuchinToday  07:25 am JST

It takes 2 to tango. Or in this case. Are the underage girls who solicited the money from the man being charged for anything?

I have an idea! How about we use this article as a vehicle to discuss the harm underage prostitution does to young girls, and the best way to stop older men from sexualising young girls so that they won’t continue to be seen as legitimate sex partners?

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Why does everyone want to give the same amount of liability to the underaged girls. At the end of the day, he’s a grown man and should have known better.

I don’t care how amazing an underaged girl looks or what they say, I would never touch that person.

Regardless of whether the girls get off free or not, he’s 42 and should have known better than to take that risk

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arsh MallowToday  08:16 am JST

The girls spend the money with joy,, and then feel like a victim after that.

I have a great idea for a nuanced discussion about the dark side of the sex trade!

Why don’t we discuss how young girls are often victimized by pimps who purposely target the most vulnerable girls and force them into prostitution? Or we can talk about how manga portray junior high and high school girls as “Lolita” and how magazines often feature underage girls in suggestive poses in sexy outfits?

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I have a great idea for a nuanced discussion about the dark side of the sex trade!

Why don’t we discuss how young girls are often victimized by pimps who purposely target the most vulnerable girls and force them into prostitution? Or we can talk about how manga portray junior high and high school girls as “Lolita” and how magazines often feature underage girls in suggestive poses in sexy outfits?

Going by the information we have, as there is nothing about pimps or being forced into prostitution in this article, that is not relevant to this particular case, as well as the manga part. You are excusing the girls' behavior as if they are innocent and didn't know what they were doing. Seems they were not coerced and accepted money for the services so I doubt they are at home feeling violated by the experience and I am willing to bet it wasn't their first foray and maybe not their last either.

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If the guy had waited a few more months until the girls turned 18 he wouldn't be in any trouble, right?

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If the guy had waited a few more months until the girls turned 18 he wouldn't be in any trouble, right?

Aren't you a minor until 20 here?

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girl_in_tokyo - How about that? I think that would be a really good topic for his crowd.

You will need to run that idea by the moderators/owners of this website. Unless you have some position of authority that you haven't made us aware of.

Moderator: Of course, it is the way to go. And you can start the ball rolling.

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Aren't you a minor until 20 here?

You can't drink or vote until you're 20 here but there's a whole lotta other things you can do legally from 18.

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I Don't know how the police got involved but both the girls are 17 now if they are knowledgeable enough to know about sex and preform sex acts (for Money) they too should be held accountable for their actions. They are old enough to be arrested and charged for prostitution. Granted society labels these girls as minors (BULL S..T) these girls did not have to rendezvous with this man they could have ignored him but they conspired & decided to meet him and do what they did not money. They are far from innocent...Future Red Light District Employee's of the Month...

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I am not condoning what the man did, yes as a 42 year old he should know better. That said, did he know they were 17? They could have lied. I doubt he asked to see any identification. Also, it seems like the girls went through with the act, then either they were angry they didn't get enough money, or for some other reason they go to the police and act like victims, but from the article the man and one girl met on a SNS site, so it looks like she was very well aware of what she was getting into.

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Two 17 year old girls are old enough to understand what they were doing. Prostitution but there was no pimp involved. The law says all those involved are guilty but only the John in these cases will be prosecuted while the young girls will receive some re-education on the wrongs of what they are doing in order for them to change their ways. I have no idea the success rates of this approach.

I think the age of consent remains at 13 years but other local laws increase the age to 18 years. In some countries, such as my home country, Britain, the age of consent is 16 years. Prostitution is also illegal.

Prostitution has existed since the beginning of time, and in some countries not illegal. There is a lot to be said for legal prostitution both from women's position, to the control of sexual diseases.

There are many reasons why women become prostitutes from sexual slavery, poverty to high class call girls. Some are forced, some are willing. On the poverty end of prostitution, the situation can only be improved by better economics and potential earning for those women involved.

There are many cases these days, of young student women selling their virginity to cover uni fees.

The two 17 year old girls in this post were not forced nor did they have a pimp forcing them. They took the steps to use the online meeting app and showed up at the car park.

The post does not explain the nature of the sex involved but 10 minutes seems like a very short period. It also does not state the amount of cash paid.

The education of young girls must begin at their schools, which I believe does happen sometimes, about the real dangers of meeting a stranger in an isolated location for prostitution.

When it comes to prostitution there isn't one mould fits all. Even women from rich families have entered the trade more for the kicks than the money earned. Daughters of English lords, hostess in expensive night clubs.

The prostitution of Japanese school girls is often driven by the desire to have expensive clothes, bags and accessories which probably their families are unwilling or unable to afford.

Had these two girls been a little older, they wouldn't have been underaged.

The debate has raged for centuries on the in's and out's of prostitution and won't be resolved on this single post.

The age of consent in Europe is about 15 years and in Germany 14 years. Japan does not have a close-in-age exemption.

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17 year old aint really a minor....

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I have an idea! How about we use this article as a vehicle to discuss the harm underage prostitution does to young girls, and the best way to stop older men from sexualising young girls so that they won’t continue to be seen as legitimate sex partners?

According to comments you made on another article yesterday, you advocate holding underaged youth criminally responsible for their actions. But with this post, it appears you only believe so if the perpetrators are male.

So which is it?

Is your official position that you support discrimination against males by the criminal justice system?

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Underage paid for sex not only involves young girls but also young boys except probably in lower numbers.

"More than half of youths involved in child prostitution last year in the nation’s three biggest metropolitan areas showed no signs of delinquency, had no criminal records and attended school regularly, according to a survey by the National Police Agency."

The ease and use of smartphones has increased the ease in which people can meet whether for school child sex, cosplay, dating, whatever. Parents should ask their children about these apps on their phones.

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How can you tell the difference of a 18 year old and a 17 year old going on 18? There are many younger girls who are younger but actually look and behave like older girls.

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The world oldest profession, prostitution.

Hiroyuki Ideno parted a sum of money for a ten minute tryst in his parked car.

Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night”..... I think not.....

Hiroyuki Ideno, and yes, two wanton Jezebels echanged roly-poly for lucre still does'nt legitimise the whole sordid liaison

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I am guessing they came back later asking for more money for their silence, and he refused to pay. Otherwise, how would anyone know?

The funny thing about these cases is that the guy would be better off, from a legal standpoint, if he had stiffed them and refused to pay the first time around. The second money is introduced, the crime becomes bigger.

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@ Dadude Just so you know, I agree with you. I always thought 20 was the big deal.

And Google says: In Japan, the Japanese Penal Code sets a minimal age of consent of 13 regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

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@Dadude

@Davnetcat

National laws and prefecture laws are different.

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Only 17 but probably more streetwise than many of us here.

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10 minutes with 2 young women? He must have a short refractory period.

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girl_in_tokyoToday 09:25 am JST

Why don’t we discuss how young girls are often victimized by pimps who purposely target the most vulnerable girls and force them into prostitution? Or we can talk about how manga portray junior high and high school girls as “Lolita” and how magazines often feature underage girls in suggestive poses in sexy outfits?

In this case and a number of others that have been prosecuted, the girls had no pimp, they were willing participants and again they met the respective male online - your comments are no than the typical female playing the victim to cover for the fact they were willing participants until the law got involved.

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Simple:

17 year olds selling themselves.

After the cash in hand... they decided to go back to the man for a blackmail attempt. "Give us the money or we will go to the police".

The man.... wondering if this is gonna be a never ending hole... decides not to give in to their ransom demands.

"Hello police? We would like to make a report".

Who knows how many men have they blackmailed and scammed in total.

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17 year old girls who know how to perform sexual services, who are fine to talk about sexual services in chat, and who believe it's ok to sell their bodies for cash with any slob willing to pay - they are not victims or unable to make the distinction between right and wrong. They want easy, quick money, and are obviously hanging around fellow "friends" who also agree on this way of working.

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Japan's dirty little secret that literally everyone knows.

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All the usual z list human beings here, empathising with the nonce.

Ugh.

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Yes, let's blame the 17 year old girls but not say a word about the adult man who should have known better.

Yes, let's slut shame the young women but not say anything about the older man who decided young girls are legitimate sex partners.

Yes, let's talk about teenage prostitution as if the young women involved are harlots who seduce poor, unsuspecting men who are helpless to say "no" to having sex with really young girls.

Yes, let's ignore that most teens involved in prostitution come from broken families and have no adult guidance or anyone to help them find a way out.

Yes. Men aren't responsible for their sexual urges, but women are responsible for men's sexual behavior.

I mean, that's not self-serving at all, is it.

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It was the John who was arrested and charged with a crime, not the girls, who had used an online app to set up a meet with the John to exchange sexual favors for cash. They could have even told the John they were 18 years and age of sexual consent, which is even lower in many countries like Germany and France.

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