40 Men Arrested in 635 Girl Soapland Mega-Bust

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Police have arrested the CEO and 39 male employees of a soapland chain which employed 635 girls and banked $125 million over the last 2 years, after they were deemed to have fell foul of an obscure zoning technicality.

Police arrested the 67-year-old CEO of Tokyo-based “Sun World Holdings” along with 39 male employees on suspicion of violating prostitution control laws. They have announced they will be prosecuting 21 of them.

According to police, the company had 635 female employees (none of whom faced any police action) and had generated approximately $125,000,000 (10 billion yen) in revenue over the past two and a half years.

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The arrest stems from a single charge of knowingly providing prostitution related services on the 27th, which the CEO admits.

As with most brothel-related police actions, the crackdown seem to have been based on an obscure legal technicality – the company operated 8 of its “soapland” brothels in areas which the police had forbidden to brothels (which are required to register with police, and pay them certain undisclosed fees) in 1985.

They had been allowed to continue business in these locations due to their “vested rights” – existing brothels could continue in place, but new establishments were not allowed.

However, the brothel chain in question had conducted a merger with another brothel operator in 2009, and police belatedly decided that the newly merged company, “Orange Group,” had lost its “vested rights” when it started operating under the new structure, making many of establishments illegal and putting it in violation of a number of laws for the period.

Given the belated and rather tortuous nature of the sudden prosecution, there is some suspicion that the protection racket-like relationship police enjoy with brothels broke down behind the scenes, as well as a certain amount of dismay that police would arrest the entire male staff of a company without so much as questioning a single female employee, let alone arresting one.

 

 


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    Avatar of Bumpermelon
    Comment by Bumpermelon
    12:24 30/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sounds like the police were just mad they didn't get their money.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    00:43 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pretty much sounds like they didn't give the police enough money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps they didn't ANY~!

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    triti

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 30/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Guess someone was falling behind on their monthly "special taxes" >.>

    Avatar of Michael Zindorf
    Comment by Michael Zindorf
    16:00 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Prostitution should be allowed? No-ones getting hurt in the exchange for the woman who like doing that work..

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 02/11/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They should create a national Pimps Association to monitor these hoe's and make sure they don't have any diseases.

    Avatar of Michael Zindorf
    Comment by Michael Zindorf
    21:32 03/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree!

    Avatar of Pyrolight
    Comment by Pyrolight
    11:48 30/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hmm I would love to see those girls resumes for their next "job".

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They're just blow... fired now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Skilled Pubic Relations manager wanted.

    Must have "Hands on Experience"

    woot

    Avatar of kintama00
    Comment by kintama00
    16:05 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    true, also those girls probably blow ..at everything else..

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd hire em on the spot.

    Avatar of Firetribe
    Comment by Firetribe
    01:39 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I suppose they didn't get enough "protection" money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Obviously, the girls face no prosecution even though they're the actual prostitutes, because they're not the ones expected to pay the bribes.

    Yakuza threaten to rough you up and obstruct business if you don't pay up, the police just raid and arrest everyone in the business.

    Lesson here: If you own a set of soaplands, make sure to pay actual bribes to the police chief (above and beyond the "legal bribes" classified as fees) and have it on camera. Good also to toss in a free threesome with two of your best girls, also on camera. Make sure they know you have this on file somewhere they can't raid, and count your money. Repeat immediately when a new chief is hired.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    dang~ i thought it was a 40 man 0rgy with 635 mega busty cow ladies...

    guess that line between 2D and 3D will never be broken :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oddly enough, what surprises me the most is that the image at the top actually took the time to design a male character with a hot body without worrying about making Japanese otaku insecure.

    Comment by Taylor
    06:37 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Japanese sex scandal without the mention of schoolgirls? I dont understand.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 01/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    certain undisclosed fees = bribes

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:07 12/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bonita Friedland begs for love on Lake Forest, Illinois street corners. Bonita Friedland is so pitiful she has the names of all her pimps tattooed on her butt. Bonita Friedland is a Sicilian slut who struts her stuff in Lake Forest, Illinois, but cannot escape her Sicilian looks and accent.

    Avatar of jr2nd
    Comment by jr2nd
    13:34 01/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "which are required to register with police, and pay them certain undisclosed fees"

    or you stop with the bribes, we shut you down lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both sides are just being dumb here. It's well known that soaplands in banned zones operate under grandfather clauses. The moment you change ownership, you lose it. Stupid move. On the other hand, the police arrested all the male employees and plan to prosecute half of them when they can hardly be responsible the zoning compliance of their employer. I.e. this is the police acting arbitrarily, probably for money.

    The shame in all this is you'd think soaplands would have the police by the balls with the legal bribes being paid, except hat soaplands make so much fucking money they'd rather pay any penalty than shut down. Compare $125 million to the $1-$5 million a high end strip club in the US might rake in a year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a story here, and it is really corrupt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    all hail the making of new prude empire united states of Japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reason #274 why all cops, prosecutors, & politicians should drop dead.

    Reason #273 can be found in the Keystone Gang Enforcement of Portland.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slightly more technical than taking down Capone for failing to file tax returns.

    But again Japan's cops are a shining example of how not to run a police force.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "didnt read" just guessing:
    A. cops didnt get there cut
    B. got to big to cover up
    c. 40 men wanted one girl O_0 635 got angry

    i don't see the problems with soap-lands but they should call as it is "cat"house if you may.

    also aren't they complaing about low B/R there i can see it now
    635 singel ladies, well traved, experiened in many form

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:55 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh lord... Japan can you get even more ridiculous? Oh what am I saying, of course you can. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    only in japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I assure you, prostitution has been around longer than japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I assure you, Japan has been around longer than humans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I assure you that Japan doesnt have as much sex as the people of America, they deserve just this one moment..

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I assure you, America has a lot more sex than the sexually repressed Japan

    Avatar of Michael Zindorf
    Comment by Michael Zindorf
    15:41 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. There are a lot of people who are sexually active in the U.S. even know their is population control trying to make its way to America to de-populate through flue vaccines and psychological medications and food devoid of nutrients.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "the company had 635 female employees (none of whom faced any police action"
    japan check your ciscum priviledge

    Avatar of Daniel Park
    Comment by Daniel Park
    15:08 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well with a name like "Orange Group" it's no wonder they got hauled in. “Sun World Holdings” is way better.

    Comment by Anonymous

    sucks to be a man in that company because all of the girls f*cked the cops off while the males gets time and gets the fingers pointed at.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Business by men for men; I see no problem there.

    Avatar of PirateKing
    Comment by PirateKing

    Thats because you're an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh ffs, these "women" were KNOWINGLY participating in prostitution. Of course they should have had to take responsibility for their own actions. Just as the men had to, I might add.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:10 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Butthurt?

    Dem evil wimenz, how dare they get off scot-free for profiting off male needs, amirite?

    Well, Japanese anti-prostitution laws are actually of the modern kind (however that happened), meaning that only pimping (where the actual money is) or buying carries any penalty. No matter that a soapland isn't an actual brothel; the police were being consistent with the spirit of the law here at least.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Lol so sexist...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 30/10/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    In other news, incidents of rape increased in Tokyo soon after.

    Good job, coppers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    they are sexually repressed is how i would dismiss this incident...

    Avatar of Michael Zindorf
    Comment by Michael Zindorf
    15:44 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could be the lack of nutrition?




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