OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have re-arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly brokering prostitution for multiple women, one of whom claims to have served hundreds of men each month, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 18).
Kameyama, who has been charged with running a prostitution business, denies the allegations. “They entered into prostitution on their own,” the suspect is quoted. One other person was also arrested in the case.
The women, who were recruited via Internet bulletin boards, lived in the suspect’s residence, located in Joto Ward. One woman, 23, told police that she “served around 500 customers a month.”
In April, police first arrested Kameyama on the same charges for similar crimes that took place last year. This case came to light in November, when a 19-year-old girl under control of the suspect visited the Joto Police Station to lodge a complaint. A subsequent search of the suspect’s residence revealed three girls, including a 17-year-old.
It is believed that Kameyama retained the majority, if not all, of the earnings of the women.
In the latest case, all three women said that they could not run away because Kameyama “was frightening.”