Taizo Mizuno resigned as chairman after his arrest earlier this month
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Suspect denies having criminal intent, police said
Man boarded the taxi near JR Maiko Station before telling the driver to head for Awaji Island
Suspect said, 'I needed money'
No money changed hands between the suspect and the girl, police said
Satoru Nomura faces a prison term of 3 years and a fine of 80 million yen
Matter emerged after a customer tipped off police about the girl
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, smuggling via airplane was down while the use of ships rose
Pair had been drinking together prior to the incident, police said
Suspect said of the victim, 'It's a nice feeling to fawn over her'