Kanagawa cops: Man paid 13-year-old girl for sexual acts

Suspect lured victim out with promise of ¥20,000

The Nakahara Police Station
The Nakahara Police Station (yasui-archi.co.jp)

KANAGAWA (TR) – Police arrested a man in his 30s on Wednesday for allegedly paying a 13-year-old girl 2,000 yen for sexual acts after luring her out with false promises of 20,000 yen.

Yusuke Edamura, a 32-year-old office worker from Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography law for paying a 13-year-old girl in her first year of middle school 2,000 yen in exchange for sexual acts a hotel in Tochigi sometime around February 7, the Sankei Shimbun reports.

Edamura, who met the girl through a chat app and lured her out by promising to pay 20,000 yen, has admitted to the charges, the Nakahara Police Station said.

Illicit photographs and videos were also found on Edamura’s smartphone, prompting police to investigate the suspect for possible distribution of the content.

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