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Tokyo cops arrest man for pimping teen runaway to Saitama sex service

Kenji Machino
Kenji Machino
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday arrested a man living in Mizuho for providing a teenage girl to an out-call sex service in Saitama Prefecture, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Feb. 11).

Officers took Kenji Machino, 42, into custody for introducing a girl who was 16 years old at the time to the service Tokorozawa Amateurs in May of last year.

Machino, who has been charged with violating the Child Welfare Act regarding a harmful referral, has reportedly admitted to the allegations.

The girl, a first-year high school student who had run away from home, told the establishment she was 18 years of age but did not provide identification documents.

Machino met the girl in the Kabukicho red-light district of Shinjuku Ward. The suspect, who used to be a driver for the service, was paid a portion of the girl’s earnings for the referral.

Tokorozawa Amateurs is a “delivery health” service in which a prostitute will be dispatched to a customer at a hotel or residence.