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Elementary school janitor arrested for using camera to spy on girls in toilet

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 58-year-old elementary school janitor on suspicion of voyeurism after he placed a smartphone inside a cubicle to film girls in the toilet.

According to police, Yoshitaka Tsuhara has admitted to the allegation, Kyodo News reported. Police said Tsuhara placed the smartphone inside a small cardboard box on Thursday morning.

A teacher in her 40s noticed the box and a hole in it, and found the smartphone at around 1 p.m. The school notified police who traced the smartphone to Tsuhara.

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have arrested a 58-year-old elementary school janitor

He'll spend pension years in Jail

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Lengthy jail time for this filthy paedophile please.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

He’ll get a six month suspended sentence. Watch.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Yet another creep getting his jollies watching kids go to the toilet.

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But the government decided to postpone voting on a bill that would have prevented this type of person having access to young people! Seems government is not concerned with pedophiles in Japan!

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But the government decided to postpone voting on a bill that would have prevented this type of person having access to young people!

Unless I missed an article somewhere, the Precogs of the Bureau of Pre-Crime have not been created yet, so no, there was no preventing this person or people like him having a job at a school.

And what such a law would accomplish would be much like tossing a pebble into a stream in a effort to create a dam....the overwhelming majority of offenders have no record, and being unknown, cannot be prevented any more than anybody else.

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Elementary school janitor

wait...........since when does a Japanese school pay for a janitor.

isn't that why they have clean up time for the kids? free labor?

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wait...........since when does a Japanese school pay for a janitor.

> isn't that why they have clean up time for the kids? free labor?

Uhh....no. It's not free labor to have the kids take part in communal area cleaning in a daily basis. It's an exercise in character building and teamwork. Something many western nations, including my own, could learn from.

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Lengthy jail time for this filthy paedophile please.

No such diagnosis has been made.

He is probably just another opportunist that is not so picky, as is usually the case.

He might have also been thinking to just make some money off the footage.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Holy crap. It's always disgusting when these perverts go after minors, but to do this in an elementary school? This guy can't be locked up for long enough!

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Not again! Urgent action is definitely required to get this kind of thing sorted. Perhaps phones should not be allowed, They could be handed in when arriving and kept safe until work is over. Well, we didn’t used to have phones at school did we and didn’t have to worry about this stuff.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

These voyeur crimes are apparently rarely perpetrated by women. Maybe limiting access to girl’s restrooms and locker rooms to female employees is one step to a solution.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Never ever saw a janitor in a Japanese school. Perhaps they mean a maintenance worker on temporary stat.

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For all those saying it is normal to have frequent cases up hidden cameras in other countries - no it is not.

Obviously, you have done your research. Would you be so kind as to post a link to the relevant statistics you studied? Before we can accept your claim, it's important to know that you are not just pulling these opinions out of your hat.

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Wait… what???

I’m in shocked and disbelief that Janitors for hire are used instead of students (with teachers as supervisors) to clean the schools!

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Besides, if you have lived in Japan long enough you would know that it is certainly that this type of crime is far from uncommon.

You are the one making the claim that it's a uniquely Japanese phenomena, therefore it's up to you to provide some evidence. When you make questionable claims and someone asks for your evidence, the correct response is not "do your own research." I don't really care to compare countries, but this sort of thing is global. It is less reported on in the West because things like school shootings and police murdering people tend to push this stuff out of the news.

But, I'll do your research for you. Just Google "hidden camera in toilet" to see an endless list of such cases in the US.

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Not again! Urgent action is definitely required to get this kind of thing sorted. Perhaps phones should not be allowed, They could be handed in when arriving and kept safe until work is over. Well, we didn’t used to have phones at school did we and didn’t have to worry about this stuff.

Unless you do daily searches, that's meaningless. A dedicated pervert will bring in another device. It wouldn't be difficult. Basically, you would just inconvenience all the normal, law-abiding people.

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owzer

You would rely on common decency and obedience and non compliance would mean a sacking.

All measures need to be implemented to protect the children and stop the paedophiles.

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This pervert is a pedophile and his picture should be published all over Japan......yes, and the rest of them. Skum like him gain access to so many schools, care homes, orphanages without so much as a simple background check. And this is not just a Japanese problem, it happens the world over.

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Voyeurism just doesn't cut it.....that is bad enough, but these are elementary school children!! Paedophilia and a danger to children should be the charges

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