FUKUOKA (TR) – Officers from the Fukuoka and Aichi prefectural police on Tuesday busted a high-end nationwide chain of sex businesses on prostitution charges, reports TBS News (May 12).
Between February 2 and 27, three female employees of soapland bathhouse Grand Opera, located in the Nakasu district of Hakata Ward, are alleged to have provided sexual services in violation of the Anti-Prostitution Law to four customers.
Officers arrested the manager of Grand Opera, 44-year-old Yugo Ikuta, and five other employees. Ikuta and three other suspects have reportedly denied the allegations while the other two suspects have admitted to the charges.
For a single session at Grand Opera, fees begin at 60,000 yen for the first 110 minutes.
The Nagoya Pleasure Group operates a number of sex businesses across Japan. In addition to soapland bathhouses, the chain includes “delivery health” outlets.
According to Nikkan Sports (May 13), Ikuta also manages branches of the chain in Nagoya and Tokyo. A Nagoya branch was cited for prostitution one year ago.