Society | Jan 24

Ex-Host Forces Woman to Sell Herself in Tokyo Park

TOKYO, Jan 24 (News On Japan) - A former host has been arrested for compelling a female client to engage in prostitution at Okubo Park as a means to recover outstanding debts.

Katsuri Kato, 27, is suspected of forcing a 22-year-old female client to prostitute herself in May of last year to repay her debts. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Kato demanded that the woman, who owed approximately 200,000 yen, sell herself in Okubo Park in Tokyo's Shinjuku district to settle her debt.

Furthermore, he allegedly intimidated the woman by claiming he would monitor her using her smartphone's GPS.

Kato has admitted to the charges, stating, "My salary had gone down, and life became financially difficult, so I resorted to collecting the outstanding debt."

This case highlights a dark underbelly of coercive and exploitative practices in the host club industry. It draws attention to the desperate measures some resort to under financial strain and the need for stricter oversight in such entertainment sectors.

Source: ANN


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