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70-year-old city councilor solicited nude photos and sex acts from underage boys

By Mason White 8:23 AM January 10, 2018
Masaji Shimada

Police were tipped off illicit actions by a government official who was prying on underage boys.

Officers in Japan said that they have arrested a city councilor after he asked boys for nude photos of their private parts.

Police said that one of the victims was a 14-year-old boy. The boy sent 70-year-old Masaji Shimada photos of his genitals via his smartphone.

Police said that Shimada also solicited sexual favors from a 17-year-old male high school student.

Shimada offered the teen cash in exchange for sex acts. The two met at a hotel in Yokohama City, where the teen is suspected of having performed obscene acts on the official.

Shimada, who is a city councilor in Kosai, contacted the boys through online forums and he exchanged nude photos with them, police said.