crime

2 teachers fired over sexual misconduct; one arrested for secretly filming female colleagues

14 Comments

The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education has fired two teachers from separate schools in the capital over sexual misconduct cases, one of which involved the inappropriate touching of a child and other voyeurism.

In the first case, a 26-year-old elementary school teacher had reportedly seated a girl from his class on his lap and touched her hips and private areas, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to the Board of Education, the incident occurred twice -- once at the end of June and again at the beginning of July.

The teacher's actions came to light when the girl told her parents after returning home from school and the parents contacted school officials. An offense report with the police, however, was never submitted.

The second case took place at a public junior high school in Tokyo on Oct 24 last year. A teacher at the school, also 26, reportedly installed a camera in the teachers’ changing room at the school for the purpose of secretly filming his female colleagues getting changed, the board said.

A post on an online chatboard, which was apparently uploaded shortly after the camera was installed, revealing the teacher’s actions, caught the attention of the police and led to his arrest after authorities were able to retrieve an SD card with the footage stored in it, Sankei Shimbun said.

The teacher was arrested on Jan 13 and fined 100,000 yen, the board said Thursday.

© Japan Today

©2018 GPlusMedia Inc.

14 Comments
Login to comment

Fined 100k?  That IS  a strong message to our youth.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

All these pedophiles and pervs make mothers think twice about their kids having a guy teacher. In fact, there are schools in my area that only hire female teachers.

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

If you read all the Japanese news, this perverted teacher thing is nearly a weekly event. Only a few make it to JT. There was an elementary school teacher arrested a fortnight ago for putting his phone camera in the girls toilets. The toilets of children! There is a serious illness in many Japanese men who have an unhealthy sexual fascination with children.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

In Japan (and other countries) it is very disturbing that a large number of such criminals are teachers, priests, police officers, or other public servants; all of whom have regular contact with children as part of their work.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Do they apply for such jobs because they are perverts or do they become perverts because of their jobs? Either way it's a disgrace.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

New hires should hate kids. The whole "I teach because I care and love kids" might be part of the problem. Get teachers who get nauseous just being around the nasty lil monsters ;)

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

I don't know what can be done to stop this, but the country needs a fully-linked Sex Offenders register to stop these people getting re-employed in positions that let them reoffend.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

"An offense report with the police, however, was never submitted."

This is how Japan has such low crime stats.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

"An offense report with the police, however, was never submitted."

This is how Japan has such low crime stats.

Submitting the report would also require work. Something Japanese police departments avoid at all costs.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The kinkiness of the Japanese sex crimes is always a source of amusement.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

They'll both apply to work and hired as teachers at another Boards of Education.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

DisillusionedAug. 3 04:25 pm JSTIf you read all the Japanese news, this perverted teacher thing is nearly a weekly event. Only a few make it to JT. There was an elementary school teacher arrested a fortnight ago for putting his phone camera in the girls toilets. The toilets of children! There is a serious illness in many Japanese men who have an unhealthy sexual fascination with children.

Very true. Just take a peek at adult manga /comic books, sexual graphics with children is quite a norm, current anime series; most characters have become little girl heroines in skimpy clothes. I walked into an arcade shop to win a UFO catcher prize and all i see is anime characters of women/girls in seductive poses. And these are not x rated yet.  - not hard to find where the twisted fantasies come from.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Just take a peek at adult manga /comic books, sexual graphics with children is quite a norm

None of the manga I've read have such disgusting depictions, so I'll have to take your suggestion with a pinch of salt.

Of course, all genres of entertainment have their dark side. Films, books, art, video games etc.

I'd be of the opinion that the twisted fantasies are already there and get acted on, whether or not comics are involved.

It reminds me of how the comic industry were made adopt the CCA in the US, following public comic burnings and bans in the 50s. Hysteria, much like you saw in 30s Germany by those who feared "degenerate" art.

At the end of the day, there's not one bit of proof these perverts were inspired by manga.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What just 100,000 yen? What the what?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites