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Policewoman resigns after being reprimanded for moonlighting in sex industry

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A policewoman in Shimonseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has resigned after she was reprimanded for working part-time at a fuzoku (sex industry) establishment.

Yamaguchi prefectural police said this week that the officer, whose age and name were withheld, had worked at a commercial sex business in Fukuoka between September and November last year, earning about 80,000 yen, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said they learned about the policewoman’s extracurricular activities from an anonymous tip in December. She was quoted by police as saying she needed extra money for living expenses.

The policewoman was given an official reprimand and pay cut for one month on Dec 18. However, she resigned the same day.

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Now she will go back to her previous job, this time as a full-timer. "She gotta do what she gotta do"

15 ( +16 / -1 )

I wonder if all the male police who use sex workers are also “reprimanded” and have their pay cut?

27 ( +31 / -4 )

Consenting adults.

What's the harm?

11 ( +19 / -8 )

What's the harm?

Given that mizushobai is itself in a legal grey area and that this woman left herself wide open (!) for blackmail by criminal elements, I’d say it’s potentially a big problem.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

I suspect that there is an employment restriction on secondary work - so it matters not that it was fuzoku.  I know where I worked I was obligated to inform HR if I received any compensation for actions outside of my employment - including speaking engagements, consultation, etc.  Excluded were investments.  Once informed, the company would make a determination if any harm could come to the company.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

She's giving real prostitutes a bad name.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

So their answer to "I am underpaid and need more money for living expenses so I worked in the sex industry part time" is a pay cut? What do they think will happen afterwards? Many workers in Japan are grossly underpaid. When so many are turning to the sex industry for higher pay, given the illegality of it, I think we need to look at the system.

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Sounds like someone tried to blackmail her but she gave them the middle finger, which precipitated the anonymous tip.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

I guess her customers had no fear of being arrested? Or did they like being hand cuffed?

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

"Anonymous tip"? More like one of her co-workers was visiting this establishment, saw her and ratted her out.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

@ Burning Bush

@ JJ Jetplane

The issue here is not being fuzokujo but working part time. Also police's average wage is way above that of English teachers.

If you cannot live with police's wage and abide law, you should not be police.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Sounds like someone tried to blackmail her but she gave them the middle finger, which precipitated the anonymous tip.

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"Anonymous tip"? More like one of her co-workers was visiting this establishment, saw her and ratted her out.

I suppose that a colleague saw her working there, said he'd keep quiet if she let him have a few freebies, and when she flipped him off, he went squealing.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

I suppose that a colleague saw her working there, said he'd keep quiet if she let him have a few freebies, and when she flipped him off, he went squealing.

I was also thinking this.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Maybe when she became a police officer, she had been unable to make a clean break from her previous line of work. 80,000 yen is not much for two months though. Better than a kick in the teeth I suppose.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

The only reason she took the job was, because she actually wanted to do some work to contribute to society and help in some small way to make the world a better place.

She was tired of just sitting in the police koban, "working" and typing at the computer or going for daily bike checks at the local conbini.

My hats off to you glorious woman!

1 ( +5 / -4 )

I have a feeling I know which job will pay her better.....

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Maybe she was just working under covers...

7 ( +9 / -2 )

You uphold the law - that gives you no license to break it. Cops don't get off the hook.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

And this is news? The cops are on the yakuza payroll, so it only obvious.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Did she keep her uniform on.... ;o)

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Don’t cops here make decent money? Wonder why she would risk her career to make some dirty money.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I am living in Fukuoka and she was most likey working in Nakasu (our red light area). It is long way to travel from Shimonoseki to Nakasu. She most likey thought that the distance would insulate her from blow back.

Someone snitched for sure.

However 80,000 yen? Hardly worth the risk or the time invloved in coming here all the way from Yamaguchi. Maybe she was just lonely and needed more than money.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Wish I were arrested by her! Minisku Poliiice!

0 ( +3 / -3 )

She probably helped someone in that job, more than in her police role!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

However 80,000 yen? Hardly worth the risk or the time invloved in coming here all the way from Yamaguchi. Maybe she was just lonely and needed more than money.

Shinkansen fare to Shin Yamaguchi is about 3000 yen or so and the ride takes about 30 minutes.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@rainyday.

Well Shin Yamaguchi station is no where near Shimonoseki station.

Shimonoseki station to Kokura futsu densha- Then yes, a Shink to Hakata. Then a the Nishitetsu 100-yen bus to Nakasu.

But I guess it's doable. I mean she worked from Sept to Nov and made a total 80.000 man. 20,000 man per week. I would say she was hostess and nothing more than that. She most likely gave up her career in law enforcement due to the fact had she stayed on. Imagine the hazing she would of had to endure from other officers? They can be brutal in that world I am sure. If she was just a hostess trying to make an extra income. Why snitch? Who cares?

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I am living in Fukuoka and she was most likey working in Nakasu

The article doesn't say Fukuoka City, so it's possible it was closer to home. Kokura has a busy night life, or at least it used to (so I've heard).

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The strip searches were taking too long, I suppose.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Most civil service workers in Japan aren't allowed to hold second jobs. So it probably wasn't because of the type of job.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Just reprimanded instead of being fired and dishonorably discharged?

I bet she's still working for the government now.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

She was probably caught because a customer was asked "Do you need any protection?" She then proceeded to read him his rights "Anything you say can and will be used against you." Customer - "Your body."

0 ( +0 / -0 )

80,000 yen is nothing. Sounds like she worked security for a weekend.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Obviously found out she was sitting on a small fortune. She needs to be punished. ;-)

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Without a photo of said officer (scantily clad of course) there isn't much point in reporting this.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Someone, PLEASE... make a joke that has "cop a feel" as the punchline.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"Hey wait, didn't you arrest me last week?" I asked, as I copped a feel :)

Someone, PLEASE... make a joke that has "cop a feel" as the punchline.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

she should've told them she was doing an undercover mission xD

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