OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on Monday announced the bust of a prostitution ring that delivered teenage girls by car to customers at hotels between the Kanto and Chugoku regions, reports Sports Nippon (Dec. 8).
Officers arrested Yoshiaki Nishida, the 27-year-old manager of the operation, and Yuya Ishida, 24, for allegedly operating a service that used up to two vehicles to transport 30 prostitutes, including two who were 17 years of age, across 11 prefectures between Chiba and Yamaguchi over a two-year period.
Starting in March of last year, the suspects began scouting girls. The customers were recruited via deai-kei “encounter” matching sites.
Police charged both suspects with violating the Anti-Prostitution Law for delivering two prostitutes to male customers in hotels Osaka in August. Ishida has denied the allegations while Nishida admits to the charges.
Customers were charged between 15,000 and 30,000 yen per session, according to Jiji Press (Dec. 8).
Referred to by the term enjo kosai (compensated dating), the service collected an average of six million yen per month.