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Cyber crimes on rise in Okinawa

Date Posted: 2009-02-12

Criminals are moving to the internet in ever increasing numbers, challenging Okinawa Prefecture Police who are dealing now with everything from online prostitution to fraud and obstruction of business.

Cyber crimes are causing police to readjust investigative techniques, citing last yearís 854 complaints that required consultations with citizens. A total of 54 cases of cyber crime were recorded in 2008, with 12 cases of child protection and six cases involving sex with children leading the workload. Another eight cases involved criminal fraud. Other arrests were made in connection with prostitution via the internet, false help wanted advertising that suckered 25 people before police made the connection, and gambling.

There were four cases of adults buying sex from youngsters after meeting them on social networking, gaming and board internet sites. Overall investigations included 427 cases of fraud and vicious business practices, and 161 cases of slander and libel.

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