Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 32-year-old male junior high school teacher on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography law after he allegedly requested nude photos from a minor he met on a members-only social networking site (SNS).
According to police, Masahiro Ueno asked an underage girl to take nude images of herself and send them to him by smartphone in mid-June, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said he told them he was fully aware that the girl, who lives in Osaka Prefecture, was a minor.
Police said Wednesday that after the teacher and the girl became acquaintances on the social networking site, he began sending messages to the girl to "show him more." This prompted the girl to disclose the sexting messages with concerned people who then contacted police.
Police said Ueno has admitted to the charge.
A spokesperson for the Osaka City Board of Education said: “This is extremely regrettable, and we deeply apologize [for this incident]. We will confirm the facts and deal with this matter promptly.”© Japan Today