“You must be pregnant, and I will tell all.”
That phrase is certainly not something typically uttered by a junior high school teacher, but that was what 56-year-old Yuji Kurimoto, who was taken into custody on June 28 by officers from the Higashi Yamato Police Department, used to threaten multiple girls after he drugged them and committed obscene acts, reports weekly tabloid Shukan Jitsuwa (July 21).
Kurimoto, a teacher at Ritsujosui Middle School in Tokyo’s Kodaira City, was arrested for violating the welfare of minors. His downfall began after this message on his website caught the attention of a 15-year-old girl: “I am Hiro, 32 years old. Want to meet up in the city for 80,000 yen?”
They rendezvoused at a hotel in Tokyo’s Kabukicho red-light district on May 6. He filmed the subsequent sexual encounter.
“Kurimoto used the prospect of fat cash to appeal to a young girl and asked her to meet up,” a local beat writer tells the tabloid. “But after she refused, he sent 100 emails to her over a span of two days. Once the girl became emotionally drained, he said he would stop if she would agree to send a photo of herself topless. Once she agreed with the request, he then threatened her by saying he would distribute it.”
Kurimoto’s evil wrongdoing escalated once she capitulated and they entered the hotel. “After he paid her,” explains the same reporter, “he made her take a sleeping pill, which he simply called ‘a pill,’ and then he proceeded with his business. He used three cameras to shoot the scene.”
Shukan Jitsuwa believes that he has been buying girls for about 10 years. “Initially, he was satisfied solely by buying young girls,” says the previously quoted reporter. “Then he extended his interest to video shooting. But money could no longer deliver his wishes, so he came up with an idea of making them take sleeping pills. Then he began threatening the girls by saying that they are pregnant because they had unprotected sex, which made them see him on a repeated basis.”
After the 15-year-old girl spoke to her parents about Kurimoto’s continuous demands to meet, he was reported to police authorities. Inside his Kodaira apartment, investigators found 150 homemade DVDs that feature him engaged in obscene acts with 99 girls, 75 of whom are under 18 years of age.
“He offered the sleeping pills by explaining to girls that they would feel better or get more wet,” says another beat writer. “He was also an expert in the martial arts so had knowledge about health. He was also familiar with Chinese medicine, which allowed him to make drugs of his own. Even when girls challenged him over concerns that they were receiving speed or other drugs he would simply say that he is an expert and they should not worry. These things made him more convincing to girls.” (K.N.)
Source: “Kyujukyu nin sekkusu satsuma shita kichiku rika kyoshi,” Shukan Jitsuwa (July 21, page 208)
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