The 44-year-old mother of singer Minami Takahashi was arrested for obscene acts with a 15-year-old boy. Takahashi, 20, is a member of AKB48, the country's most popular female pop group and, CNET reported, a US$200 business.
According to Jiji Press (via the Tokyo Reporter), the mother, pictured above, told police, "I was compelled to do several terrible things." She was fined 500,000 violating an ordnance regarding healthy youth development.
Mother of AKB48 member Minami Takahashi arrested [Tokyo Reporter]