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High school pimp arrested for forcing 3 girls into prostitution, July 9, 2007

Mainichi Daily News

A high school boy has been arrested for forcing three teenage girls into prostitution, police announced Monday.

The 17-year-old boy living in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, whose name is being withheld under the Juvenile Law, is accused of violating the Child Welfare Law and the Law for Punishing Acts Related to Child Prostitution.

Investigators are interrogating the boy on suspicions that he forced the girls, aged 16 to 17, to sell themselves to around 120 men between September last year and March this year, netting about 3.8 million yen.

In the specific case for which he was arrested, the suspect forced the three victims to prostitute themselves in Tokyo in September and October last year, Metropolitan Police Department investigators said.

The boy solicited customers by placing an advertisement on a Website. He gave 60 percent of his earnings to the girls while pocketing the reminder, according to investigators. (Mainichi)
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July 9, 2007

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