Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man and his 16-year-old girlfriend after they forcefully made his 2-year-old son smoke a cigarette.
According to police, Shun Habuchi, an unemployed resident of Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, and his 16-year-old girlfriend who cannot be named because she is a minor, are believed to have made Habuchi's son smoke a cigarette on Nov 11, Fuji TV reported.
They used a smartphone to film making the boy smoke a lit cigarette and posted it on Habuchi's Facebook account the next day.
Police said the couple, who have been charged with child abuse, have admitted to the charge and were quoted by police as saying they did it for fun. They also said they had given the boy a lit cigarette many times.
Police said Habuchi and the girl met on Facebook and started dating in early November. They are currently living in a house with the girl's older brother and her mother.
Police said the 2-year-old boy has been taken to a child welfare center.© Japan Today