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14-year-old allegedly pays for sex with 13-year-old girl

Kyodo News

Police on Tuesday turned over to prosecutors their case against a 14-year-old boy in Kanagawa Prefecture who allegedly paid ¥60,000 to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on an Internet dating site.

The boy, in his third year in a Tokyo junior high school, used money from the more than ¥100,000 he had saved from his allowance to make the payment, Kanagawa police said.

They said the boy’s “indecent act” took place in a lavatory at JR Hashimoto Station in Sagamihara on March 1. At the time the girl was 13 years old and in her first year in a Sagamihara junior high.

The police quoted the boy as saying he carried out the act because he “had money and was interested in (sex).” He enticed the girl by portraying himself as an 18-year-old in a message posted from a personal computer at his home.

According to the police, he posted a message dated Feb. 20 that said: “Male, age 18. Got quite a lot of money. Waiting for your reply.”