Thursday, April 9, 2015
Ex Japanese Principal Says He Paid For Intimacy with 12,000 Women
A former school principal says he paid for sex with more than 12,000 women -some of them girls as young as 14 years, during repeated visits to Philippines over more than quarter of a century. Now, at the age of 64, he is facing criminal charges. Yuhei Takashima was arrested over allegations of photographing an obscene act with a girl of 13 years and produced pornography in a hotel room, in Manila, capital of Philippine. Police also seized 147, 600 photos that Takashima took of his activities over the years. The pictures were kept in more than 400 albums. Takashima told police that began for paying for sex with women in 1988 when he went to work in Japanese school in Manila. He also told that he continued to pay for sex as it was so cheap. After the end of his three year tenure at school in Manila, he frequently visited Manila to buy sex. He said the ages of prostitutes he hired ranged from 14 to 70 years. Manila is a notorious destination for sex tourists, including pedophiles. The country's sex industry is tied to human trafficking and feeds off the high poverty rates.