Judge described operation as 'carefully planned, systematic and of a scale rarely seen'
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Adulterous relationships with women led to his resignation from the LDP
Suspect told police, 'I handled sales and production myself'
Suspects encountered victim in streets of Akihabara prior to incident
More than 200 women, aged 18 or 19, have appeared in the 'Idol in the Making' series
Suspect allegedly told victim that using 'poppers' drug Rush would provide 'a good feeling'
Suspects allegedly grabbed the arms of potential customers and blocked their paths
Nude corpse of woman found in street in Higashi Osaka City on Tuesday
Perpetrators sprayed tear gas at precious metals employee before ¥230 million in gold