TOKYO (TR) – The male manager of an illicit parlor employing teenage school girls attired in uniforms in Toshima Ward was arrested for allegedly forcing a 16-year-old worker to perform a sexual act for him, reports NHK (Apr. 21).
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Ken Maekawa, manager of Fortune-Telling Palace: Fortune Egg, located in the Higashi-Ikebukuro area, on suspicion of violating the Child Welfare Law for forcing the 16-year-old high school girl to perform a sexual act for him in November 2016.
Maekawa has admitted to the charges, telling police he was intoxicated at the time.
Maekawa told the victim, who had run away from home, that he would fire her unless she complied. In committing the crime, the suspect exposed the lower half of his body when he was alone with the teenager, and ordered her to perform a sexual act, Nippon News Network reports (Apr. 21).
JK businesses are feared to be a hotbed for child prostitution. In an effort to prevent young persons from getting involved in criminal activities, a new Tokyo ordinance that takes effect on July 1 will restrict the employment of persons under the age of 18 in certain service businesses.