Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 10 Nov 1998 10:00:19 -0800 (PST)
14-yr-old arrested for forcing girl into prostitution
.c Kyodo News Service
TOKYO, Nov. 4 (Kyodo) -- Police said Wednesday they have arrested a
14-year-old boy on suspicion of having coerced his girlfriend into
prostitution by threatening to leave her and assaulting her.
The boy, a second-year student at a public junior high school in Tokyo,
was arrested on suspicion of having forced his girlfriend, a third-year
student, then 14, at the same school, to have sex with a 39-year-old man
for money on Aug. 30, in violation of the Child Welfare Law, they said.
The man, whom she met through a telephone club, is a teacher at a public
elementary school in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, police said.
The boy allegedly told the girl she had to prostitute herself to repay
his debts and that he would leave her if she did not, they said.
He also used physical violence in threatening the girl, they said.
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