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Korean transvestite bust in Yokohama a Japan first

Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Sunday announced the arrest of three transvestite Korean nationals for allegedly offering sexual services in Yokohama’s Naka Ward.

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17th August 2013 03:28

Alessia Valenza

According to officers, 30-year-old Yi Sam and two other suspects arrived in Japan on 90-day tourist visas between February and April of this year. The suspects are alleged to have supplied sexual services to male customers at a rate of 10,000 yen per session — a violation of Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act regarding qualified work.

The three suspects have reportedly admitted to the allegations.

Police also arrested another Korean male, 52-year-old Park Do-yeon, for violating the same law by assisting the three suspects with the provision of housing.

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