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Japan: Maid-cafe owner arrested for sexual abuse

In Japan, the owner of a “concept-coffee“, In which the employees dress up as maids (maids) and serve customers, has been arrested and charged with indecent behavior with a 17-year-old girl. The defendant, Shigo Takahashi, 34, a representative director of the company LaughRee (ラ フ リ ー) in the Naniwa neighborhood of Osaka city, he was arrested and charged with violating the Child Welfare Law.

According to the indictment, in February 2021, Takahashi is accused of committing a lewd act with a 17-year-old girl who attended a job interview at his office in the “concept-coffee“, Knowing that he was under 18 years old. According to investigators, Takahashi ran seven stores in the city of Osaka and employed more than 120 women in all.

A former employee of one of its establishments commented with the researchers: «I was in the backyard and [Takahashi] took off his pants. When I refused, he threatened me by saying, ‘I’m offering you a higher salary, and you say that?». The researcher asked: «Have other staff members been sexually abused?». The former employee replied: «I think it’s most of the staff». The police are then investigating evidence to verify the similar crimes reported.

However, it seems that the situation is more horrible than it appears, since the establishments would have also functioned as prostitution sites. This was pointed out by a Twitter user who wrote: «The news of Concafe BB’s arrest and prosecution has finally arrived! The owner indecently assaulted minors, but sooner or later they have to fall. Now the clients who fucked the girls taking advantage of the illicit operations of the photo shoot business, will sleep in fear every day from now on. I was watching the news with the reporter who broke the news in my store. Some of the content is even worse».

Source: Otakomu | Japan

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