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Man arrested over lewd act with minor in car

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of paying a teenage girl to engage in a lewd act with him in a rental car.

According to police, Masayuki Shimonaga, who works for Japan Post, became acquainted with the 15-year-old girl on a social networking service (SNS) in August. 

Police said Shimonaga posted on Twitter using secret jargon that hinted at “dating with monetary compensation” in order to establish contact with the teenager, Fuji TV reported. He arranged to meet the girl on Aug 29, picked her up in a rental car and paid her 3,000 yen to engage in a lewd act with him in a vacant parking lot in Tokyo’s Edogawa ward.  

A special police cyber crime unit became aware of Shimonaga’s suspicious SNS posts, and he was arrested this week for violating the anti-child prostitution law.

Police said Shimonaga has confessed to committing many similar acts and quoted him as saying, “Since I’ve done so many, I don’t know the details of this particular incident.”

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3,000 yen seems cheap. Is that about the price for a "lewd act?"

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“Since I’ve done so many I don’t remember.....”

is this the beginnings of a new line of excuse?

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paid her 3,000 yen to engage in a lewd act with him

Wow! Cheaper than a movie and popcorn! Of course this guy is a perverted creep, but you have to wonder what kind of girl would do anything lewd for 30 bucks! I know a few songs talking about these kinds of girls, but I can't quote any lyrics coz the moderator would delete them immediately.

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I got a stupid email once when I posted my resume on a job hunting site from some guy wanting to meet up in a love hotel, and he offered ¥20,000, and went up in price when I kept refusing lmao.

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yes it's a crime because legally she's not old enough to make informed decisions but she did it willingly it's not like he dragged her out of her home kicking and screaming and jammed his junk in her face

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Disillusioned:

Depends on the acts. $30 is probably an intro and if he wants more, there are extra fees. At that price, its probably just an open mouthed kiss, but that's too much (the act, not the price).

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This dude is obivously someone with a problem...and since he's done this lewd act many times before, he needs to be put away for a while, with some counseling...

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A 'lewd act'. Grooming and sexual assault more like.

Then again, any country or organisation who uses the phrase 'child prostitution' obviously doesn't take abuse seriously.

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whether you like it or not that's what she is a willing child prostituteis that offend your sensibilities then go talk to her

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What is it with creepy guys and cars. Once one evening when I went to Tsutaya to get a movie for my kids, as I was getting back in my car, I notice a man in the car next to me. I glanced a couple times because I noticed he kept looking at me giving me a strange look. Then I saw what he was watching in his car...and he was surrounded by apartment buildings! Some people's sexual problems can consume them.

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On a positive note, although I don’t perticuly like j police, I have to commend them for making efforts to track down these trash.

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The wording used 'lewd act' and the price paid makes me think he didnt actually touch the girl. Just paid her money to watch him or something disgusting like that. Either way its disgusting and i am happy he was arrested.

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These are the types of people that made me take the phone away from my 14 year old daughter. She's always messaging who she thinks are other teenage boys. I told her this is exactly how parents end up with their children dead or they end up missing. Going off with someone you think you know. I have seen and dealt with cases like these and when you see what these monsters do to the victims, it puts you through so much.

I hope Japan does something to set an example for other sickos like this guy preying and trying to get his sick fix from early teenage girls o they would think twice before they act out their perverted fantasy.

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"who worked for Japan Post..."

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They ought ban the idol industry. Just encourages old creeps to prey on girls as young as 15. Why don’t these men hit on women their own age? There are plenty of Japanese women in their 40’s who are still attractive and mature.

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パパ活

PapaKatsu

Theres's quite a lot of girls who participate in this.

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BertieWoosterNov. 8 04:26 pm JST

3,000 yen seems cheap. Is that about the price for a "lewd act?"

There's a lot of women in the prostitution industry these days.

sensei258Nov. 8 07:34 pm JST

yes it's a crime because legally she's not old enough to make informed decisions but she did it willingly it's not like he dragged her out of her home kicking and screaming and jammed his junk in her face

Isnt the age of consent in Japan 13 yrs, if the issue is really about not being "mentally mature to make informed decision" why hasn't that been raised? But its like you said she wasn't forced into this she was a willing participant.

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