TOKYO (TR) – The Tokyo Metropolitan Police confirmed on Tuesday the arrest of the 44-year-old mother of Minami Takahashi, a member of the popular singing group AKB48, for performing obscene acts with a junior-high school boy, reports Jiji Press (Feb. 7).
“I was compelled to do several terrible things,” the mother was quoted by police in admitting to the allegations.
She was fined 500,000 yen for violating an ordinance regarding the healthy development of youths.
Jiji Press does not mention Takahashi specifically, but Shukan Bunshun (Feb. 16) provides confirmation in a two-page report.
According to the suspect, encounters took place in November of last year with her son’s 15-year-old classmate at a residence in Hachioji City.
Takahashi, 20, is the leader of Team A of the all-girl singing troupe. Singles by AKB48 last year claimed the top five positions for CD sales as compiled by entertainment ranking company Oricon.