TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a so-called “delivery health” service that is believed to have swindled customers in a blackmail scheme, reports TBS News (Oct. 5).
In August, Yuta Wakatsuki, the manager of the service, allegedly threatened a 28-year-old male customer from Aichi Prefecture after he engaged in honban, or full sex, which is prohibited under the Anti-Prostitution Law, with a female employee at a hotel in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward.
“You committed a prohibited act and must pay a fine,” Wakatsuki allegedly threatened. “Paying a settlement of at least 500,000 yen and an additional 50,000 yen for expenses is necessary.”
Wakatsuki denies the allegations. “I do not recall [the matter],” the suspect was quoted by police.
Police believe Wakatsuki was behind about 10 similar incidents that have taken place in the district since July.