A 45-year-old woman has been arrested for prostituting her underage daughter to a 72-year-old man in Nagano, police said Tuesday.
According to police, the woman took her daughter to a hotel where the "transactions" took place. NTV reported that the woman is believed to have received 20,000-30,000 yen each time. Although her current age is unclear, the girl is believed to have been a pre-teen or teenager when she was first sold to the man.
It is believed the pair met several years ago through a mutual acquaintance, following which the woman entered into a sexual relationship with the man herself, NTV reported.
The crime was discovered after a tip-off came from the girl's school. Police said the woman had been selling her daughter to the man for sex for several years.© Japan Today