Tokyo police nab illustrator for picking up teen hooker

Yuki Okamura
Yuki Okamura

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a popular illustrator for album covers for allegedly picking up an underage prostitute, reports TV Asahi (May 11).

In January, Yuki Okamura, 28, allegedly paid 22,000 yen to the girl, who was 17 years old at the time, for an illicit encounter at a hotel in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture.

Okamura, who met the girl, a second-year high school student, via the smartphone application Line in May of last year, has been charged with violating child prostitution and pornography laws.

“In talking with her via Line I couldn’t control my sexual desire,” the suspect is quoted by officers from the Higashi Murayama Police Station.

Okamura is known for his animation work and illustrations for album covers, including a design for enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi.

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