TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police earlier this month announced the arrest of three employees of a sex club in the Uguisudani district of Taito Ward for employing a teenage prostitute over a one-year period, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 4).
Officers from the Shitaya Police Station took the manager of “delivery health” club Denma Sentai Iramachion (The Electric Massage Blow-job Squadron), Hideki Yamamoto (35), and two former employees into custody for allegedly dispatching a 16-year-old girl to nearby hotels for sexual encounters with male customers — a violation of child welfare laws regarding obscenity.
Between July 2011 and June of this year, the girl received seven million yen income, according to news site The Real Live Web.
The girl had run away from her home in Kanagawa Prefecture. During her employment at Denma Sentai Iramachion she stayed at the club’s dormitory.
“I know that I shouldn’t hire girls under the age of 18, but I didn’t know she was under 18,” Yamamoto is quoted by police in denying the allegations.
Upon her hiring, the 16-year-old provided the club with forged resident and identification cards indicating that she was 20 years old.
Denma Sentai Iramachion charged 23,000 yen for one hour, a fee that is considered high in the delivery health industry. But the club was popular for its fetish services, such as the utilization of gags and female employees dressing in various uniforms.
It is unclear when the club was busted, but its Twitter account (@irama_dansyaku) last posted an update on September 29.