IBARAKI (TR) – Ibaraki Prefectural Police on Friday announced the bust of a sex service in Tsuchiura City that employed a 14-year-old girl on charges of prostitution, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (March 7).
Officers took Kentaro Abe, the 25-year-old manager of out-call service Legend, and employee Daiki Saito, 21, into custody for allegedly dispatching the underage girl, a third-year middle school student, for illicit encounters on approximately 500 occasions between October of last year and this month.
Abe has reportedly admitted to the allegations, telling police that he knew the girl was 14 years old.
Legend is a “delivery health” service in which a prostitute will be sent to a customer at a hotel or residence.
The establishment advertised the girl’s services on deai-kei matchmaking sites at rates that ranged between 10,000 and 40,000 yen per session, according to the Sankei Shimbun (March 6). The suspects told customers she was 19 years old.
The girl, who lived at the shop’s office, was compensated between 2,000 and 3,000 yen. Sales attributed to her averaged 1.8 million yen per month.
“I wanted to quit, but I continued aimlessly,” the girl is quoted by police.
Police filed papers for the case with prosecutors at the Mito District Court on Friday.
Investigators are now pursuing a separate case against the suspects that involves a 15-year-old girl whose whereabouts are currently unknown.