Woman held for sending 3D data of genitals

2014-07-14 12:52

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Tokyo - A 42-year-old Japanese artist was arrested on Monday for allegedly sending data of her genitals for a three-dimensional printer, reports said.

Megumi Igarashi, who works under the name of "Rokudenashi-ko" (good-for-nothing girl)," was suspected of having distributed the data to a man through the internet so that he could produce a model of her genitals, the Kyodo News agency reported, citing police.

The Tokyo-based artist, who is raising funds to build a boat that looks like genitalia, has so far collected about 1 million yen in exchange for sending the 3-D data to various recipients, Kyodo said.

"I cannot understand why the police recognize the 3-D data as obscene material," Igarashi told police, according to the report.

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