Vice News is reporting that a Tokyo-based Japanese clothing company has been investigated for sexual abuse and child abuse involving young children.
The investigation, which is being conducted by the Child Protection Agency (CPDA), is reportedly ongoing, and is currently being reviewed by the Japanese authorities.
In May 2018, a report was published in the Japanese media stating that the company had been found guilty of selling clothes that were designed for children.
According to the report, which was obtained by Vice News, children under the age of five were “consent-based products” sold to the company.
The report stated that the clothing products were “designed to please the children in their daily lives” and that they were “not intended to have a lasting effect on the children.”
The investigation was not specific about the types of clothes sold, but said that the clothes would “be made for use in child care settings, as well as for domestic use.”
Vice News reached out to the CPDA for comment.
The company was not immediately available for comment, but the investigation is reportedly continuing.