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SDF member arrested for allegedly committing sexual acts with high school girl

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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.

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So, she was under 18 years of age, so let's say she was 17 and selling herself for only 15,000 yen. I'm sure this was not her first-time having sex and probably not her first time selling herself. Now that's a shame and the parents failed in raising their daughter correctly.

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Some things that are reported here, just dont make any sense.

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The Japanese military does not court-martial its members, so he will face justice from a Ministry of Justice court. The success rate for American sex crime court-martials is distressingly low, so it is good that the Japanese military does not get to judge its own personnel for real crimes.

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Mr KiplingNov. 10 10:36 pm JST

As I said, not a crime in Europe. Report says high school so in November the "victim" would be at least 16 (above the age of consent) and prostitution is not a crime.

This is correct, in Europe age of consent in many countries is 14 or 15 years.

I see no reason why to blame only this man - the mother of this girl should better teach her daughter not to offer sex against payment from men and flatly to refuse to meet men in a hotel room. A 16 y/o girl is not a helpless victim.

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starpunkNov. 10 01:34 pm JST

Mr KiplingToday 12:49 pm JST

23 and 17..... 

That's still underage and maybe she was younger. Nonetheless, he paid her to do these tricks. It's prostitution, plain and simple. And it's a crime.

I fail to see how this is prostitution. This high school girl is not a prostitute.

He gave her only yen 15.000, this is merely a tip. He is earning a salary, but the girl has no income.

This amount is far below to what a woman who is working as a prostitute will charge her customers.

As said above, 23 and 17 - I don't know how many men and women of that age have sexual acts with each other, but I suppose not so few.

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starpunk....

That's still underage and maybe she was younger. Nonetheless, he paid her to do these tricks. It's prostitution, plain and simple. And it's a crime.

As I said, not a crime in Europe. Report says high school so in November the "victim" would be at least 16 (above the age of consent) and prostitution is not a crime.

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 he has no recollection of the incident

that'll definitely hold up in court........

I wonder who's winning the sexual assault games of 2022.

The police

The SDF

Educators of Japan

Doctors

Sagawa Delivery Men

Who's your vote on?

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Mr KiplingToday  12:49 pm JST

23 and 17..... 

That's still underage and maybe she was younger. Nonetheless, he paid her to do these tricks. It's prostitution, plain and simple. And it's a crime.

She is not of the consenting age; therefore the 23-year-old SDF member is committing what the US military refers to as 'carnal knowledge' which is a court martial offense. This could result in psychological harm to the girl as well.

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23 and 17..... would not be news in a single European country.

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I've wondered and will keep wondering "WHY DOESN'T JAPAN HAVE A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER LIST?"

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I can never understand why do these sickos still go after these young girls after knowing that they're way below the age to make conscious decisions on their own. They don't think of the damage they cause in the aftermath. I hope she get proper counceling and treatment so the can have a normal life. Why couldn't he go for someone in his age range?

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How old was she? In my country the legal age of consent is 16.

worrying that teenagers have to resort to prostitution.

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Maybe his credit card bill from the hotel will refresh his memory.

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