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Police caution 158 minors for using Internet to solicit dates, sell underwear

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The National Police Agency said that in 2013, it reprimanded 158 minors for using the Internet to solicit paid-for dates, prostitution or sell underwear.

Last year, the NPA instituted a cyberguidance policy to prevent minors under the age of 18 from being victimized or from indulging in sordid acts. Officers go online in search of minors who are offering sexual services and notify them that what they are doing is illegal.

The NPA said that 150 girls and 8 boys ranging in age from 13 to 18 were contacted by police last year, NTV reported Friday. Of those, 73 girls had posted messages offering to sell their underwear, while 82 were involved in prostitution, NTV reported.

The NPA said that officers arranged to meet the minors in person after contacting them online without identifying themselves as police officers. After meeting them in person, the police then took them to their parents.

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After meeting them in person, the police then took them to their parents.

I bet that was an interesting meeting

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Well done: a great sting operation and wake up call for the parents.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

"Officers go online in search of minors who are offering sexual services."

Yes, but is this always in the call of duty?

10 ( +10 / -0 )

The girls that sell sex are a problem, and so are the men that buy it from them.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

As messed up as it is, I don't see how selling panties could be illegal. You can sell shirts and other articles of clothing. Selling underwear, while probably sexual, is not sex.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Lol. Great work by the police. Facial reactions would be priceless. Would love to be a fly on the wall at the meetings.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Ive read way too many stories about police on here that I just could not trust them with this job......I wonder how many have not actually told them it was wrong....

2 ( +4 / -2 )

How about busting the pervs instead of blaming the victims.

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Officers go online in search of minors who are offering sexual services and notify them that what they are doing is illegal.Officers go online in search of minors who are offering sexual services and notify them that what they are doing is illegal.

Apparently, the new "Secrecy law" is ONLY for the Government... Although I'm ("slightly"... ;) ) over 18, I would hate to think I was being tracked by the JPolice while "on-line"...

1 ( +2 / -1 )

What's wrong with their underwear?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I wonder if any of you have considered the potential fallout from angry fathers? I am not so sure the cops should be taking it upon themselves to drag the teens before their parents. Instead of online soliciting, we could wind up with a rash of suicides and runaways. Sometimes the "cure" is worse than the disease.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

How about busting the pervs instead of blaming the victims.

Why do you think they don't?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

If these JUNIOR PROSTITUTES are going to run away, suicide, get pregnant, have abortions etc...they WILL DO IT, no matter what the cops, the parents try to do! Some people are just way too stupid for their own good, no matter how much you try to help them. IMHO but do I hope these young girls learn a lesson and STOP?? Yes, yes of course. Will 100% of them stop taking advantage their young age and loveliness to get $$$?? Hahaha, prostitution is the OLDEST job in the world and it will NEVER GO AWAY!!

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Usually notifying the parents will stop this sort of behavior. I do not see any of these girls as victims.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

If they want to do it, they will do it sooner or later anyway.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wearing and have accepted by society mini mini mini skirt is not helping

0 ( +0 / -0 )

If Japan's so rich, and such a great country to raise children as some claim, then why on earth are there youngsters resorting to selling their bodies or underwear like desperately poor kids in some so-called third world nation?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Maybe because it is a materialistic, image conscious, kawaiiii society where everything is about the money. Values and morals are words less used in this society. See the story about Japanese housewives waiting for their hisbands to die so they can live a fuller life. Ha!

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@elbuda, why are you shouting? I doubt it helps convey your thoughts.

As we all know, that's the oldest profession. It seems as long as humans inhabit the Earth there will be bartering for ... services. If the individuals are of consenting age, then it's their (unwise) choice. But to those who buy the products or services; Please seek psychological help.

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Why not put the parents in some sort of parenting program? Sorry but if your 13 year old is selling her underware online, someone clearly hasn't had positive family influence and the parents need some help in this area. Also, if the same girls are caught again, another slap on the wrists??

And yes, who are the sickos buying this crap?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

I applaud the police for their efforts, but let's be honest here... Japanese society and pop culture as a whole sends some pretty mixed messages to its youth about what is and isn't acceptable regarding sex, underage or otherwise.

Anyone seen the TV variety show Shabekuri 7? They had as guests yet another of the endless parade of newly debutting AKB-esque girl bands on, ages ranging from 13 to 17. The men that make up the celebrity panel for this show were practically tripping over themselves in scarely concealed lust for these girls. And the audience, made up primarily of young 20-something women, laughed and giggled and cheered all the way through the spectacle.

The girls caught in this sting aren't doing anything worse than acting upon what society tells them is their inherent value to Japan.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

shouldn't that be "used" underwear?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

LFRA - precisely why I don`t watch Japanese TV anymore - its full of junk like that.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Wearing and have accepted by society mini mini mini skirt is not helping

Known in the west as a 'belt'.

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