This poor woman was arrested on a visa violation after being kidnapped!

April 28, 2007 From: Mainichi Daily News

 

Kidnapped Chinese sex worker freed after 6-day ordeal, arrested for visa violation

A Chinese sex shop worker kidnapped and held captive for six days was freed and released in Tokyo early Saturday, police said, adding that they had also arrested the woman for visa violations.

The 37-year-old woman, whose name has not been disclosed, sustained minor bruising to her face and wrists after her kidnappers beat and manhandled her.

She was taken by a group of four or five men, bound and blindfolded before being released early Saturday morning.

Police said the woman was returning to her home in Tokyo’s Adachi-ku at about 5 a.m. on April 22 when a group of men suddenly drove up and shoved her into a car. Over the coming days, a 55-year-old female friend of the woman’s received about 20 phone calls from a man speaking fluent Japanese and demanding a ransom payment of 15 million yen for the sex worker’s safe release.

On Friday night, the older woman told the captor that she had prepared 2 million yen in cash, but the man hurled abused at her, threatened to hurt the captive and hung up the phone.

Just hours later, the woman was released. She caught a cab to the home of a friend in Adachi-ku and the police were alerted.

Police responded to the kidnapping by arresting the victim for visa violations after learning she had been residing illegally in Japan for the past five years. (Mainichi)

One Response

  1. Typical! Just infuriating, really. There was recently a story in NY about a young woman who was arrested for prostitution, even though she had been sold and coerced into it. The young lady was 14 years old. If she had been from another country, the story read, she would have fallen under the Trafficking Victim’s Protection act.

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