Yomiuri journalist busted for picking up teen hooker

By on January 9, 2014 under Crime,Kabukicho,Love hotels,Shinjuku,Tokyo Daily

The suspect allegedly paid 35,000 yen to a 16-year-old girl for sex at a love hotel in Kabukicho

The suspect allegedly paid 35,000 yen to a 16-year-old girl for sex at a love hotel in Kabukicho

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of a journalist for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, Japan’s largest, on child prostitution charges, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Jan. 9).

Officers took Akihito Teramura, a 44-year-old economics reporter, into custody for allegedly paying 35,000 yen to a 16-year-old girl for an illicit encounter at a love hotel in Shinjuku Ward’s Kabukicho red-light district on August 19 of last year.

The suspect, who currently works in the Fukuoka bureau of the Yomiuri, has reportedly admitted to the allegations.

Teramura met the girl, a first year high school student in Osaka, on the through the smartphone application LINE

“The arrest is extremely regrettable,” said a representative of the Yomiuri Group, which publishes the Yomiuri. “After checking the facts of the case, we will deal with the matter very harshly.”

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