Police have dropped child prostitution charges against one of their number who was caught paying girls aged 13 and 16 for 3P sex, accepting his excuse that “they looked at least 20,” prompting much outrage online.

According to Hokkaido prefectural police, one of their (completely unidentified) officers repeatedly paid two girls aged 13 and 16 for sex at a Sapporo hotel, having met them with the aid of a deai-kei site.

After he was caught, the officer, in his forties, claimed “they looked as if they were at least over 20” and maintains they lied about their ages.

Prosecutors inexplicably dropped multiple child prostitution charges against him, although police did punish him with a 3 month suspension. He has since tendered his resignation, perhaps intending to take up teaching instead.

The “I didn’t know they were underage” defence is not usually admissible in underage sex trials, even when lies and false IDs are employed by the underage party, and such prosecutions commonly end in convictions – although police prosecutors can still decline to prosecute in the first place, as happened here.

Online, the fact that scores of similar prostitution cases involving defendants protesting that they did not know their partners were underage ended in conviction has prompted a great deal of comment, even more outraged than it is envious:

“What the hell?”

“They certainly look after their own.”

“Come on, a 13-year-old who looks as if she is over 20?”

“16 is believable but not 13.”

“Rejoice, you damn lolicon! In Hokkaido it is legal as long as you can say you didn’t know they were underage.”

“But only if you are an official.”

“Normally they report names, ages and occupation as soon as they make an arrest, never mind about whether it results in a conviction or actual charges.”

“Nice to see our public servants are putting our taxes to good use by spending them on having sex with children with impunity.”

“Talk about organised criminals.”

“Shows what sort of person should consider the police as a career choice.”

“We’re really no better than the likes of North Korea if our authorities act as a law unto themselves like this.”

“In the private sector you’d be sacked and convicted… on the other hand our police get to quietly retire only when they get caught, without charges.”

“They’d do anything to bring down a normal person and call them a liar, but when it comes to their own they are innocent.”

“So if we want to have sex with minors we just need to become police or teachers?”

“The cops in this country are worse than the yakuza…”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 27/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    i believe it should be forgivable if girls lie about their age or have fake id
    It's actually the girls fault then not the mans fault.
    Who agrees?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The problem here is that it's not the first time something like this has happened. (Also, the policeman was PAYING them. That means prostitutions (I'm not sure if that's illegal in Japan)) And how the hell can a 13-year-old look 20 naked? There's a BIG difference between body development.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    23:09 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently, you've never seen a grown woman who was short & flat-chested. Yesterday at a transit terminal, I found myself doing a double-take because one of the two little girls I saw looked like she might have been a short woman rather than a little girl. What made me suspicious was the difference in the way the two "girls" were acting.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Its astonishing how well developed some 11-16 year olds are nowadays...its all around the world, since everywhere people are eating more 'nutritious food' (as in fast food with plenty of all the nice things that make you fatter real fast...) When I was 11, girls had no body whatsoever, or were on the cusp to beggin to have you can see a 5 foot tall 11 years old girl that have more body than most 16 years old could ever hope to have at that age...its simply more common to happen now. And in Japan, where girls at 7 and up use clothes that are trendy (like the idols and such) its not that uncommon to get a freaking 7+ year old looking way older than she should ever look like....

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why smart companies photocopy your ID when you get employed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the girl is caught with a fake ID, showing her as an adult, there should be no way to convict the man for under-aged sex. He was duped.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the girl lie about their age, or have fake id, I think YES, it is the girls fault, not the man fault. Only if man manage to prove that they totally get fooled with that and the girl do look the age they are faking.

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    Comment by cheese_cake
    12:31 27/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    i thought the police were the yakuza

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 27/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The difference is they don't have tattoos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 27/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    To Serve And Protect … Or Harass and Collect?

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    Comment by Ikuhisashiku
    12:30 27/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    As one of the Anons quoted said, it is no surprise that cops -- especially Japanese cops -- look after their own.

    Nothing new or surprising here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Humans are quick to find social groups and stick to them.

    I was thinking the other day about how all the different sections of the US armed forces hate each other, despite all being part of the same side.

    Humans just can't get along. It's really quite sad.

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    Comment by Pyrus
    22:57 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be fooled. The U.S. armed forces hate each other the way brothers & sisters hate each other: It's OK when they pick on each other, but an outsider just might catch a beat down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pyrus absolutely. We mess with each branch but we don't have a seer hatred for each other it is more like brothers & sisters type relationship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Monkey Sphere. Simple as that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 27/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Yeah, I knew someone who wanted to be a cop just to get discounts at McDonalds or something.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    15:57 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather work at Barnes' & Noble's and get discounts at Gamestop and Starbucks

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    05:21 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's nice to see somebody has their priorities in the proper order. :)

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:58 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They also get free tickets to sporting events in some cases.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:13 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the US. Become cop get discount at McDonalds.
    In Japan. Become cop get free ticket for lolis.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't forget that in the US they also get discounts on the various donuts and coffee shops too.

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    Comment by Kaarme
    22:31 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Over here one big service station/restaurant chain was giving considerable discount on coffee and donuts to cops, but they eventually had to stop it when people began to suspect that chain might thus get more police protection than competitors.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    13 is a young woman. They have traditionally been married off to middle-aged well-established men around that age in many cultures around the world as of the present day, and even in the west historically. The only reason that is not the case today is the influence of Victorian England, and the rise of feminism. 13 is not a child, they start bleeding at 10. They're readily able to give birth at 14. 18 = adult is pretty absurdly late, puritain/ victorian / feminazi influenced aoc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ". The only reason that is not the case today is the influence of Victorian England, and the rise of feminism. 13 is not a child, they start bleeding at 10. They're readily able to give birth at 14. 18 = adult is pretty absurdly late, puritain/ victorian / feminazi influenced aoc."

    In the civilized world we generally tend to think of sex involving full informed consent. It's not just sex BTW but many other things, such as driving a car, owning a gun/gun license, drinking alcohol, self taking of medication, etc. A 13 year old is simply not capable of thinking in abstract terms as the brain is not developed to this level yet, and does not have the insight or judgement skills to make the right decision in matters of sex, especially when there is a perceived or real difference in status between the participants - such as a 30 yr man and a 13 yr old child.

    To say this is due to feminism or Victorian ideology is false too because Victorian ideology was misogynistic and patriarchal, while feminazi ideology is the opposite. Also it is false because of the reason I mentioned above. 13 yr old children are not capable of full consent regarding sex.

    Yes marriages occurred at 12 and even 10 in the past, but consummation did not always occur at such a young age, life expectancy was shorter in the past with people generally living into their late 30s, and the world was different for a number of reasons. To suggest one should still follow stone age ideology NOW is to suggest that we should all be pagans - although looking at many scientists I have to say that paganism and cosmos worship is on the rise.

    Nowadays there is no sane reason for 13 yr olds to have sex and when they do, it is unfortunate. At least if they do it with kids similar to their age, it's understandable, but letting predators take advantage of neuro-cognitively undeveloped children is not what modern society is about. We may as well also take all your money and give it to the government because you suck, if we are to follow the logic of stronger party wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thirteen is the age of consent in most parts of Japan. It is only in paying for sex with one that is a crime. Paying an girl under 18 is considered child prostitution. Your argument is fallacious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:52 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    whatever man, all i know is that I want to plow girls ages 8 to 45.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Black, white... the only color that matters is blue >:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:46 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dat shit cray

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dat fish cray

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    what is this about?

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    Comment by magias
    00:46 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    some girl who were 14 jumped on me during a convention to repeatedly french kiss me, problem, i was 21, she never told me her age, and i tough she was 18, then after the convention people started calling me pedo cause SHE was jumping on me to KISS me, and they told me she was like 14 years old... XD

    lesson: Don't trust if you think they're under 25! XD cause even if they try to rape you, you'll be the bad guy/girl lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh sure, but if I did it they'd have just shot me on site...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, actually I kind of believe the cop, a month/few months ago SanCom had an article about 12/13 year olds who looked as if they were adult, due to overuse of make-up and clothing which is usually worn by adult women.
    Then, Japanese women often don't get very large breasts, so teenage sluts who want to make money have an advantage. Especially when making a lot of money they will be successful, as they will be able to buy expensive brand clothing, and look even more like adult women. And if they don't like you they'll try to make it look like rape/report that they were only underage
    Japanese girls sure are scary...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not surprised by this at all.

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    Comment by Gradius
    09:07 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can blame him, really. I knew one I was she were 18 at youngest and around 20 as normal, but actually it was only 13 !

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:38 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How is this even english?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Young teen girls looking like grown-ups...
    Welcome to the 21st century dude, should have been more careful, they're all evil.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:36 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Filthy degenerates.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 06/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will never fucka 13 years old asian girl ;_;

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I honestly have to say the japanese cops are really REALLY stupid to buy that excuse, I am pretty damn positive he knew they were 13 and just wanted some loli pussy, not that I blame him. Honestly they should just drop the legal age in japan to 13, and save a ton of time and resoruces spent on misdemenors for sleeping with girls under the age of I think its 16 in japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:34 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I guess this about seals it: pedophilia is officially legal in Japan as long as you plead ignorance.

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    Comment by tingle
    10:33 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I swear I didn't know she was 5. She said she was 18.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No matter how unfair and illegal the police's behaviour seem to be, i cannot bring myself to blame them.

    The girls willingly engage themselves into "compensated companionship". The customers pay what was due for the service, without any trouble. If there is anyone to blame, it's the girls' parents for letting their daughter doing such a hazardous activity. But they probably had no idea anyway, and you can't watch your teenaged child all day long. Without a convincing preventive education (as in *actual risks* of prostitution, not (im)morality), there's not much to do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There are no serious risks of prostitution in Japan, after all the men are herbivorous sods. And all women fuck and suck for profit and self-gain. It's in their dna. Might as well start honing their craft sooner rather than later.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually scientific research has shown that kids who are serious about morals and religion tend to have sex at a much later age, have fewer partners, take drugs and alcohol less etc. It's empirical data which shows that strong moral beliefs (taking morality seriously) reduces the chances of a girl paying an adult man for sex.

    National Study of Youth and Religion, UNC Chapel Hill/Christian Smith, 2005. This can be found in the Oxford University Press book, "Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Eyes of American Teenagers".

    Of course nominal beliefs in morality / religion are not really much better than areligion / lack of belief in objective morals beyond hedonism.

    So science says strong morals do make a difference.

    As for safer sex, sure, that's also important, but AIDS prevention strategies have shown failure on that end of the spectrum.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:13 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >> kids who are serious about morals and religion tend to have sex at a much later age, have fewer partners, take drugs and alcohol less etc

    Wait, so hikikomori=religious?

    What the hell, religious=anons?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems legit there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    not true, but they have things in common. It just a religious person usually restrain themselves from having too much sex partner and try taking less drug and alcohol.

    A hikikomori only stay in their room, and generally avoid social interaction, even with their own family. So, they have hard time and almost impossible to finding sex partner, drug and alcohol. Maybe they will if their mother bring one to their room..

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one is dumb enough to trust a study by Christan Smith. Getting your morality from a book filled with slaves and killing from a bunch a pedophiles is not going to produce good results.

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