6 mothers have been arrested for hawking lewd pictures of their daughters – one as young as 7 months – to creepy lolicon online, all of them claiming they just needed the money – although their unwillingness to work or even pursue similar avenues themselves seems to have ensured them very little sympathy indeed.
Police arrested 6 mothers in their twenties, thirties and forties across Japan for distributing child pornography after investigating the 44-year-old man who had been buying their services using an online auction site.
From 2009 to 2011, the women had been providing the man with pictures of their daughters, aged from 7 months to 8, for ¥1,000 for a snap and ¥1,000-5,000 for a movie. One mother made some ¥75,000 in sales from her child alone.
The transactions apparently began in 2005 when the man bought a pair of used pantsu from one of the mothers who had put them up for auction.
He then asked for pictures, only to be told she had no camera, so he generously sent her the money to buy one. He also helpfully sent them pictures of other girls so they would know the proper poses to make their children take.
All of the mothers involved admitted doing it for the money, with one saying she was thinking of divorce and so “needed the money” and another complaining that “my husband wasn’t paid enough.” Another was on welfare.
One even claims that “As I just secretly snapped her coming out of the bath without her noticing, I didn’t think it constituted a crime.”
None of the women knew each other, and it appears they all came to be acquainted with the man only through auctions they initiated.
They are all said to regret their actions and fear the pictures they took have spread online, although it is probably a little late for this.
Online there is bewilderment at both how they could treat their children in this way, and why it never occurred to them to get a job – any job:
“Their poor daughters…”
“Sell pictures of yourself instead!”
“So does that idiot who thought it wasn’t a crime think it was otherwise OK to this to her?”
“Get a job if you’re in your twenties…”
“You can get buy on welfare without doing something like this, I’m sure.”
“God knows what they wanted to blow all the cash on.”
“Couldn’t they manage any part-time job? If they are that desperate, they really ought to sell their own bodies before doing that to their daughters.”
“Why couldn’t they appear in AVs themselves?”
“I guess these old hags couldn’t have sold pics of themselves either.”
“It’s disgusting that they’d do this to them when they weren’t ready to sell themselves.”
“I cannot believe their excuses will fly. In Europe or the US, they’d surely be declared unfit parents, have their kids taken away and be looking at a 20 year sentence.”
“They are trying to blame this guy for it, but they were the ones who started selling stuff online first…”