TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of 30-year-old Yuta Shika for violating prostitution and child pornography laws for introducing teen girls to male customers for sex, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 12).
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on May 15, Shika is alleged to have introduced a third-year school girl (14) living in the metropolis to a 35-year-old male from Chiba Prefecture. The pair then rendezvoused to a love hotel near JR Koiwa Station, located in Edogawa Ward.
According to Fuji News Network (July 12), Shika posed as a girl on a deai-kei “encounter” matchmaking site in order to solicit customers.
Over a one-month period, the suspect introduced approximately 20 girls to customers and collected 700,000 yen in revenue.
Shita has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “I did it to pay my living expenses,” the suspect is quoted by police.