A city councilman was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly having sex with a young girl at a hotel, police in Japan said.
Ibaraki police have arrested 46-year-old Noriyoshi Takamura, after being accused of luring the 12-year-old girl to a hotel, where he had sex with her and gave her an iPod.
Takamura was charged with rape, and violating child prostitution and pornography laws. According to the police investigation, Takamura first met the victim on Twitter.
Despite knowing her age, Takamura urged her to have sex with him. They went to a hotel, where they had sex. After the encounter, the city councilman gave her the iPod.
The matter came to light after the girl's parents saw her in possession of an iPod Touch. After the girl revealed that she got it in exchange for having sex with the city councilman, they called the police.