Japanese man who paid for sex with 12,000 women arrested

Takashima arrested over claims at least one of them was as young as 13

Afp April 08, 2015
Source: News Corp Australia

TOKYO: A former school principal who allegedly paid for sex with 12,000 women while in the Philippines has been arrested in Japan, over claims at least one of them was as young as 13, media reported on Wednesday.

Yuhei Takashima had meticulously catalogued nearly 150,000 photographs of his exploits over a 27-year period in around 400 separate albums because he wanted "to keep the memories", Jiji Press and other media said.

Takashima, aged 64, told police he started paying for sex when he was dispatched to a Japanese school in Manila in 1988, Jiji said.

Thereafter, the former middle-school principal had been on three sex tours a year to the country, for a total of 65 visits, reports said.

During this time, he had sex with more than 12,000 women, who broadcaster NTV reported were aged between 14 and 70.

No report gave a breakdown of how long the tours were or how many women he slept with on each one, however it averages out at more than one a day every day of his life since his first visit.

Takashima told police that about 10 percent of the women were under 18 years old, Jiji said, citing unnamed police sources.

He was arrested for having sex with a girl in Manila last year believed to be 13 or 14, under powers police have to prosecute certain crimes committed abroad, Jiji said.


Bulldog | 6 years ago | Reply @kg: No chance he can win his case. Does not matter if the girl does not tell you her age or lies about it. Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines anyway. He should have never solicited sex from them to begin with. It is common knowledge that there are under-aged girls in prostitution here in the Philippines. Besides, you cannot tell me that after coming here three times a year for 27 years that he was not knowledgeable about this. Ignorance is not always bliss. Besides that, he even admitted that 10% of the girls he had sex with were under the age of 18. He is going to jail for a long time and there is not a lawyer in this world that could stop it from happening!
kg | 6 years ago | Reply Do they tell them the girls age in prostitution , they age us almost never told and the girls lie about it also so how is it his fault ? I think his lawer has a very strong case which he will win !
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