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Firefighter sergeant admits to having sex with 11-year-old girl at hotel

By Mason White 3:17 AM October 26, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A firefighter sergeant was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly having sex with a young girl in a hotel room, police in Japan said.

Tottori police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Hiroshi Mashima, after admitting to meeting the 11-year-old girl at a hotel, where he committed sex acts on her.

According to the police investigation, Mashima communicated with the girl for several weeks on a dating app before meeting her at the hotel.

Mashima told investigators that he knew the girl was under 18 years old and chose to have sex with her. The girl’s guardian learned of the affair and notified the police.

In February, John Corcoran, 20, of Glenolden, Pennsylvania, was arrested after investigators learned that he was sexually abusing children and recording the acts, which he then uploaded to the Internet.

Corcoran is now facing 161 counts of sex abuse.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan called Corcoran a “sick and disturbed young man,” who is accused of luring neighborhood kids and grooming at least 12 victims, ranging in age from 8 to 14, for sexual activity.

Corcoran showered the children with gifts before he raped, molested and made child pornography with them.

Corcoran is accused of sexually assaulting victims several times over two years.

Most of the alleged crimes happened in the home that Corcoran shares with his parents. Some of the crimes also occurred in the Ridley YMCA.

Neither the parents nor the YMCA were aware of the crimes, Whelan said.

Corcoran is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.