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Police sergeant arrested on underage sex charge

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A 54-year-old police sergeant in Kanagawa Prefecture has been arrested for paying a 16-year-old girl for sex.

The man, who has been named as Tetsuya Takahashi, was arrested on Monday under laws controlling underage prostitution, prefectural police said. Fuji TV reported that Takahashi allegedly committed obscene acts with a 16-year-old high school girl in a car park in Yokohama in November of last year. He allegedly paid the girl 10,000 yen.

Takahashi has reportedly confessed to paying the girl for sex, but insisted that he did not know she was underage, police said.

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Ayayay...Jpolice again

The girl must have been pretty desperate for money if she's selling herself for only 10,000 yen.

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Sounds more like he paid too much.

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I am not surprised.

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Of course this clown-cop needs kicking out of the force, but what about also shaming the girl for soliciting ? Would daddy not buy that new LV bag ?

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More like sounds like he didn't pay her enough.

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Screening processes seem to be not working on these people who should protect!! I bet a marine is arrested within days on charges again to shift the focus. Always seems to happen.

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Why are these guys always arrested months after it happens?

Does the girl continue to demand money, and only go to the cops when she doesn't get paid enough?

Does it take her this long to realize that selling herself is wrong, and turns herself in?

Does she tell one of her friends, and in an effort to protect her reputation, claim that she's a victim?

Also interesting to note that the article says this is against the laws "controlling underage prostitution" as if underage prostitution is OK as long as it's "controlled' properly.

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Not doing much good to the Kanagawa Police department... They already have a pretty bad reputation.

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Pervert and Jcops are becoming synonymous!!!

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16 years old. Although legally a minor, I don't feel that they're too naive to not know what they're doing. Let it be.

-1 ( +9 / -9 )

J-Police leading by example again.

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Speed - I don't feel that they're too naive to not know what they're doing

What a great sentence! May the force be with you Yoda!

Something missing from this report is, was he on duty? Was he in uniform? I do not condone this in anyway, but if he was off-duty the fact that he is a cop is irrelevant. He just another dirty old man!

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Protect who? 16year old girl selling herself knows exactly what and why she is doing it, the only people who have any fault really are her parents, let this go I reckon

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sgt takahashi would make a good TSA agnet

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Not a great place to do it, in a public car park in plain view... sounds like he was asking for it and playing with fire.

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So what will it be once he is released- a reprimand letter and a 10-30% paycut for 3 months?...maybe even a transfer to another station...

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Society is failing somewhere, judging by reports like these and the reaction to them. It is failing those who feel the need to pay for sex, those who feel the need to sell sex and those who condone or make light of the situation.

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A cop that says he didn't know the youthful female he was giving cash to in exchange for intimate favors was underage? This was his given excuse? It's like that old Steve Martin line, "I forgot armed robbery was illegal." @Kevin - if this guy worked for TSA, he would have confisacted her phone(s), slashed her suitcase and pocketed her cash, after an invasive groping, of course.

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Jeff Ogrisseg, if she were 18 or older, there would be no criminal punishment for the man who paid for sex. Now, can you tell a 16 years old Japanese girls from 18 years olds?

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These "such" keystones sex related behaviors, as I have watched historically on this website, is "for the birds"..if its not hidden cameras, sexula assaults, or being a "trick or Johns" it just never ends. (cant trust them) But they have the nerve to profile foreigners at will...and snow the US for "fight for me" if we need you.....what a sack of bologna... US wake up!

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The policeman said that he thought the girl is not underage,did he asked her her age before the show?.

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Takahashi has reportedly confessed to paying the girl for sex

Come on Takahashi, you know that prostitution is illegal in Japan. You broke the law as a police officer, throw the book at him.

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Guess BertieWooster is too busy throwing the book at those two US seamen to express his viewpoint on this issue.

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it takes two to tango.

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@CH3CHO - Um, my point is that it is the JOB of a cop to pick up on important facts, like the age of the girl you invited into the car. Common sense dictates proceeding with caution. Neither was going on here.

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That better be one good night sex!

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/%93my-life-schoolgirl-prostitute%94-3370595.html

"Is anyone interesting in hearing about my past experiences with enjo kousai?"

[enjo kousai (often abbreviated as "enkou," meaning "compensated dating,") is an extremely common form of informal prostitution in Japan, with the archetypal form being that of a schoolgirl or student who advertises her services to older men using one of the vast number of "deaikei" dating sites, or one of the big Japanese social networking services]

"We're waiting."

"I've not written this up so it may be a bit slow in coming.

I started enkou in my first year of middle school.

It seems depression runs in my family, and my parents often lashed out at me, out of their own depression perhaps. I was pretty much a hikki." ["hikki" = hikikomori]

"Oh."

"I had tons of free time so I started using my PC a lot. First watching stupid movies on YouTube, but one day I came across a certain chat service. Well, it was Yahoo! Chat..."

"Were you a bitch type?"

"I'm not a bitch now."

"I'm just going to start up Yahoo! Chat..."

"Tell us your specs."

"Chibibusa. I'm not a fattie though."

"So I was chatting all day and eventually I got bored, as you might expect. What next -- I wanted to make some cash. I considered affiliate blogging, but I couldn't do it on my own so I started looking for someone who do it with me.

Then some old guy hooked me. At first I thought he'd help me, but he started saying there was an easier way to make some cash... I was interested."

"At first he just wanted to meet me for lunch and said he'd give me 10,000 just for that. I was only in middle school so that was a lot of cash, it was too good an offer to turn down.

As I been stuck in my room for so long I decided to go out. We met, he was more handsome than I thought, we ate and he gave me the cash and that was it."

"What, you're too good at this!"

"Making money so easily, naturally I wanted to make more. So I posted my email up on a certain board, and soon I had vast numbers of enquiries. I arranged a hookup with a suitable guy.

I thought we'd eat and spend some time together like before, but that day was different."

And it goes on and on. Take it with a grain of salt.

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as far as i see it, he did not force it on her. he wanted sex, she needed the money and did not refuse. so who is to blame?

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Zenkan - society has outgrown its morals.. historically and physically 15 /16 year olds are well developed to have relationships. Its the perverted morally society pushing strange, Christianity influenced rules on people

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Jeff Ogrisseg,

Come on, do you dare ask a woman of her age, when you get intimate? Yeah, maybe he should have.

Renban600,

Paid sex and rape are totally different things.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Lesson of the day................. check ID first

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

My question is; what attracts sexual deviants to the Japanese police force? Or is it just indicative of Japanese society?

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Shes just as much to blame for being a 16 year old prostitute. Bad on him just as bad on her. Bet her parents are real proud.

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Society is failing somewhere, judging by reports like these and the reaction to them. It is failing those who feel the need to pay for sex, those who feel the need to sell sex and those who condone or make light of the situation.

If this is the case then society has been failing for literally a few thousand years or more.

Where society is failing is in it's education of people.

If a woman or man want to sell their body for sex it should be their right and their right alone. Japanese law regarding prostitution and sex got screwed up by the US and it's Judeo-Christian beliefs and hangups regarding it.

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Having sexual relations in a car parking lot with a 16 year old girl? Disgusting!

Surely they could have gotten a room!

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

My question is; what attracts sexual deviants to the Japanese police force? Or is it just indicative of Japanese society?

It's part of the application process

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Or is it just indicative of Japanese society?

No, it isn't.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

So what happened between November and now? Did the girl come forward? Did his conscience get to him? Did it slip out while some other cop was having sex with her?

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I do not condone this in anyway, but if he was off-duty the fact that he is a cop is irrelevant. He just another dirty old man!

Incorrect. Cops are supposed to be pillars of the community and of high moral standards, someone to be respected. His failure is more serious than a general member of the public.

As for all those wondering why there was such a delay between the act and the arrest, the police are going to do a very thorough investigation before throwing "one of their own" under the bus. As cops, they are the target of many accusations and (surprisingly) some of those accusations have no basis of truth to them. So the accusations get checked-out in detail. A cynic would say the delay is in the hopes that "gomen" money will cause the charges to be dropped, or that the suspect will go off into the foothills of Fujisan and commit suicide.

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Can't tell if someone, esp girl, is 16 or 18 nine times out of ten.

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As for this Sgt. I agree with others that telling the difference between 16 and 18 is pretty hard, but that's irrelevant because he used her as a prostitute no matter WHAT age she was. If he's that lax regarding prostitution laws, what ELSE is he turning a blind eye to?

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If he's that lax regarding prostitution laws, what ELSE is he turning a blind eye to?

This is the problem. Him first and foremost. As a cop he has a moral responsibility to hold up the law.

Here is another problem; consider this if the guy was in the US military they be calling it statutory rape, she is underage and 16.

My point is the girl is guilty of something here seeing as how rape has not been alleged nor called by the girl, meaning there is a hell of a lot more behind this story than is being told here.

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that's irrelevant because he used her as a prostitute no matter WHAT age she was.

Maybe that's like DSK , he had no idea she was a prostitute. Of course pretty girls of 16 always fall in love with bald, ugly, fat and scruffy ossans that could be their granpas. He gave her money ? Well, she had forgotten her purse, that was to buy her bus ticket.

Can't tell if someone, esp girl, is 16 or 18 nine times out of ten.

If you were a cop, you'd be able to ask their ID to check.

he was off-duty the fact that he is a cop is irrelevant.

You'd say another line of work, OK. But when you work for the law, you don't break it.

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she was a prostitute, money is all the matter not age.

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No, it isn't.

It isn't. Google 'officer arrested for soliciting prostitutes' to see this is not a reflection of Japanese society. Why is it people refuse to see that crimes are committed by people. not nationalities or their nation's societies?

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No too long ago the age of consent in Japan for women was only 14 years old, with girls 15 and 16 dropping out of school to work in brothels, soap land, or solo on the streets of Shinjuku.

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Have to love the J-satsu. although some might say they just mirror the proclivities of wider society.

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Have to love the J-satsu. although some might say they just mirror the proclivities of wider society.

This kind of crime is hardly exclusive to the nation of Japan.

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If you were a cop, you'd be able to ask their ID to check.

Come on now, a middle age cop, looking for a screw, is going to ask the girl he is with for id before he pays her? Cripes I don't know which is worse, the cop here, or the people that are naive to think that a hooker is going to have sex with someone who "asks" for their id knowing they are a cop and it's against the law.

But let's take your premise a step further, let's say he did ask, and she did tell him, and they did it anyway, she sure had his nuts over the fire, probably could have blackmailed and got a hell of a lot more that just a measly 10,000 for one ride.

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No too long ago the age of consent in Japan for women was only 14 years old, with girls 15 and 16 dropping out of school to work in brothels, soap land, or solo on the streets of Shinjuku.

The age of consent in Japan is 13. However prefectural laws/ordances take precedence and most all put the age of consent at 18 for having sex with an underage female. Hence my curiosity why the guy wasn't charged with rape as well.

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I don't mind people disagreeing and thumbing down. However, I don't get the posters claiming this kind of alleged crime by the police sergeant is unique to Japanese society. Don't you read the world news? If guilty, this guy should be punished. Of that there is no argument. I don't understand the need to put the whole of Japan on trial for his alleged crimes though.

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Japan really is a paradise, sexually speaking.

Actually no it isn't but if you "think" that way fine for you, but the reality is a whole hell of a lot different. If you degradation, discrimination, and a host of other abuses of women is paradise then I truly feel sorry for you.

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Another Japanese cop doing the wrong thing...becoming common place these days

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Check ID first, and get a note from her mom... and if she can provide a note from her mother, RUN!

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Not too sure if the J cops like this old pervert are to blame or if Japan as a whole is to blame for not being more severe against both these OLD pervs, but also against these JUNIOR prostitutes in the making. As lovely Mesossa stated above, it takes 2 to tango!

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this is very regrettable ...

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