Hyogo cops: Ehime teacher picked up teen hooker via Twitter

Takuya Matsumoto allegedly paid 22,000 yen to a 15-year-old girl for sex on two occasions in December

The suspect met the girl after she posted a message on Twitter
The suspect met the girl after she posted a message on Twitter

HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested a male school teacher in Ehime City for allegedly picking up an underage prostitute he met online, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 14).

On December 6 and 14 of last year, Takuya Matsumoto, a 25-year-old high school teacher, is alleged to have met the girl, a 15-year-old student, for illicit encounters at a hotel. He paid a total of 22,000 yen to the girl.

Matsumoto, who has been charged with violating child prostitution and pornography laws, admits to the allegations. “I contacted her through Twitter,” the suspect is quoted by police, according to Mainichi Broadcasting System (Mar. 14).

In December, the alleged crimes surfaces after a prefectural cyber patrol found a post on Twitter by the girl in which she sought partners for enjo kosai, or compensated dating. The girl was subsequently taken into protective custody.

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