A schools official who ran a delivery health service which employed schoolgirls is facing prosecution.
The 57-year-old former city schools manager was found to have been running a delivery health service from a Nagoya apartment.
Aichi prefectural police charge that he violated his duty not to employ minors in his brothel by repeatedly despatching a 15-year-old schoolgirl to patrons for sex.
He claims that he only invested in the creation of the brothel and had no idea it employed schoolgirls, but police maintain that he was managing the business, not least because he supplied ¥2,000,000 in capital and rented their office and phones out in his own name.
In addition to child abuse charges, he also faces the rather more serious prospect of losing his cushy civil service job, as local government employees are banned from running side-businesses.
Two of his male employees have already been charged with similar offences – they received fines ranging from ¥200,000 to ¥300,000.
By their own admission, their profits dwarfed the fines – even though the school boss only let them have half: “We have profits of ¥100,000 a day. The two of us could take ¥40,000-50,000 between us, the rest we were to hand over.”