Osaka prefectural police have arrested a 23-year-old member of the Ground Self-Defense Force on suspicion of committing sexual acts with a high school girl at a hotel in April.
According to police, Toshiaki Takahashi, who is stationed at the GSDF base in Hyogo Prefecture, became acquainted with the girl on social media, Kyodo News reported. He arranged to meet her at a love hotel on April 21.
Police said Takahashi is accused of paying the girl 15,000 yen to perform sex acts with him, despite knowing she was under the age of 18.
When the girl’s mother found out what had happened, she contacted police. Messages from Takahashi were found on the girl’s cell phone. The suspect, who was arrested earlier this week, was quoted by police as saying he has no recollection of the incident.© Japan Today