TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested a 35-year-old man for dispatching women from two apartments to supply sexual services to men, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 21).
Hiromasa Shishijima, residing in Fuchu City, was taken into custody for violating the Anti-Prostitution Law. “I started doing it to earn money,” the suspect is quoted by police.
According to investigators, Shishijima, who is employed independently in interior design, began his side business in December, 2009 from an apartment in Tachikawa. The suspect dispatched women from a standby pool of up to six women to male customers introduced through mobile phone encounter sites.
Including a similar operation Shishijima operated from inside an apartment in Machida, the suspect had collected 50 million yen in revenue, police said.
“I thought it would be simple and profitable,” the suspect is quoted by police, according to TBS news.
Yomiuri Television reports that the girls were in their 30s and 40s and typically serviced roughly 40 customers per month.
The scheme came unraveled once police discovered that in October a 30-year-old female office worker was sent via a matchmaking site to meet a 38-year-old man for 20,000 yen.