Police said Saturday they have arrested the operators of a brothel in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward for employing a 14-year-old girl.
According to police, Kimihiro Tanigawa, 49, and three business partners who ran “Otsuka Cosplay Academy” were apprehended after it came to light that a junior high school girl had been providing sexual services at the unlicensed establishment since December 2012.
Fuji TV reported that the girl, who had run away from home, was employed by the suspects and was “servicing” around 20 men per day, earning the brothel 15 million yen over the course of two months.
During police questioning, the girl was quoted as saying, “I wanted money to go out and have fun with.”
The club managers were arrested on a charge of violating child welfare laws.