Police sergeant arrested on underage sex charge
A 54-year-old police sergeant in Kanagawa Prefecture has been arrested for paying a 16-year-old girl for sex.
The man, who has been named as Tetsuya Takahashi, was arrested on Monday under laws controlling underage prostitution, prefectural police said. Fuji TV reported that Takahashi allegedly committed obscene acts with a 16-year-old high school girl in a car park in Yokohama in November of last year. He allegedly paid the girl 10,000 yen.
Takahashi has reportedly confessed to paying the girl for sex, but insisted that he did not know she was underage, police said.