A Tokyo police officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of paying for sex with a 16-year-old girl he met through an Internet dating service for mobile phone users, police said.

On Aug. 10, Takahito Sakai, 29, a senior officer at the Azabu Police Station, paid the girl, a junior high school student from Saitama Prefecture, 40,000 yen for sex at a hotel in Ikebukuro, knowing she was a minor, they said.

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