Nago civil servant nabbed for sex with minor

Yonabaru Police on arrested 32-year-old Nago City government worker Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in sexual relationship with an underage girl. According to police, Hideki Yoha from Nakayama, Nago City, is suspected of taking a 17-year-old high school student to a hotel in the southern part of the island where he had sex with the girl. He is also suspected of buying cigarettes to the girl.

Yoha reportedly told investigators that he did not know the girl was under 18 years old.

Investigators say Yoha apparently got to know her through a social network website. Police found out about the incident and opened an investigation after they talked to the girl in regards of another matter.