Apr 14, 2016

Minors lured into SNS-assisted crimes set record in 2015

Japan saw a record number of minors fall prey to molestation, prostitution and other crimes via social networking services or online community spaces last year, and nearly all of the victims were female, police said Thursday. The number of victims under 18 rose to ...

Graphic designer found guilty of child pornography in Japan

Mar 16, 2016

Graphic designer found guilty of child pornography in Japan

A 55-year-old graphic designer from Gifu has been found guilty of child pornography offenses in the first such ruling relating to computer graphics. The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Akashi Takahashi to one year in prison, suspended for three years, and ordered a ...

Opaque U.S. military justice system hides child sex abuse cases

Nov 25, 2015

Opaque U.S. military justice system hides child sex abuse cases

More inmates are in U.S. military prisons for sex crimes against children than for any other offense, an Associated Press investigation has found, but an opaque justice system prevents the public from knowing the full scope of the crimes or how much time the ...

Jan 26, 2015

Amazon Japan says it's cooperating with police child porn probe

Amazon.com Inc.’s Japan unit is “fully cooperating” with a police investigation into possible sales of child pornography, the company said in an emailed statement. Aichi Prefectural Police conducted raids on the Internet retailer’s Tokyo headquarters and a distribution center in Chiba Prefecture on Jan. ...