Idol's Mother Arrested for "Obscene Acts" with Junior High Student

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 million enterprise.

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 (US$6,500) violating an ordnance regarding healthy youth development.

Mother of AKB48 member Minami Takahashi arrested [Tokyo Reporter]