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Yomiuri online reports that computer programmer Ishii Meguru, age 25, has been arrested in Yokohama for having committed indecent acts with a 15 year old girl through November and December last year for a total of 4 times.

The article reports that Ishii Meguru was an artist for the novelized version of Higurashi no naku koro ni (though he only did some art for Ichijinsha’s novel anthologies, the artist for the official higurashi novels is Tomohi), and that he was also popular among fans of gothic lolita.

It is also reported that he got a female fan who posted on his blog last September to give him money if she really liked him, and called her to a hotel and collected 150,000 yen (US$1500) from her.

His website can be seen here

I wonder if they’re going to use this as fuel to push for censorship of underage-looking girls in art, or if they’ll put the blame on Higurashi somehow. The media seems to put everything on Higurashi recently.