Police have arrested a young man who managed to bargain a schoolgirl prostitute down to a fee of “several hundred yen” by taking advantage of the fact she had neglected to bring enough money to pay for her passage home, after she reported him.
Hyogo prefecture police report a “self-proclaimed” 19-year-old university student has been arrested on child prostitution charges after arranging to meet a 16-year-old high school girl at a Kobe park, at which they negotiated a sexual encounter in which the youth paid her “several hundred yen” for sex.
Their association began when the young man began posting on her blog, and soon they were exchanging emails in which the girl agreed to sell herself to him for ¥60,000.
However, when she turned up at the park it transpired she had not brought any money at all, and could not afford her own train fare home. Taking advantage of this fact, her client somehow managed to bargain her down to just enough to cover her fare home.
The incident came to light when the girl shopped her stingy customer to police. He admits the charges. As both a female and a minor (although technically her client is also a minor), she faces no charges.
2ch’s substantial population of prostitution experts do not whether to be envious of the young man and his ruthless negotiating skills, aghast at the collapsing value of the Japanese schoolgirl, or exasperated at a 16-year-old prostitute being able to employ the police as her de facto pimps:
“This is harsh!”
“That guy was too tight!”
“And of course, the woman gets off scot-free as always.”
“This is great! I like this guy!”
“Pretty sad for a 19-year-old to be using JK whores though…”
“At 19 you should still be able to get with JKs for free without much difficulty.”
“So did they actually do it at the park? Scandalous…”
“It’s pretty shameless how she went to the police to dob him in like that.”
“I wonder if she told them the guy didn’t pay her properly?”
“Why don’t they ever arrest the girl?”
“What was she thinking when she went to the cops about this…”
“No matter how much of an idiot she was I doubt she told them straight up that he just didn’t pay her. She should really have realised he was not serious about paying her ¥60,000 for a date though.”
“It’s his fault for not realising one of these bitch-brained whores is capable of doing anything if provoked.”
“Going to the police over your own crimes really is…”
“This is why you pay up front.”
“Please, tell me they arrested this prostitute as well?”
“She bought a one-way ticket…”
“Come on, for 60,000 you could make a number of trips to a soapland. What was she thinking?”
“I heard you can get these girls for the price of two cigarette cartons lately, I guess it’s true.”
“‘Several hundred yen’ – what a hard bargain!”
“Talk about deflation…”