A former "juku" cram school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of allegedly enlisting a former student to secretly photograph a girls’ shower changing room during a school trip three years ago.
The youth division of the Aichi Prefecture police says Kazuhira Hirata, 35, of Chishima in Osaka’s Taisho Ward, had been dating the student at the time and allegedly intended to sell DVD versions of the photos. Also arrested was self-described adult video manufacturer and marketer Yoshinori Hirai, 33, of Izumidai in Kita Ward, Kobe. The two men are suspected of violating laws banning child prostitution and child pornography.
Police say that in mid-November of 2005, Hirata asked the girl, then a 16-year-old second-year student at a private high senior high school in Nagoya, to use a concealed video camera to photograph nude classmates in the shower changing room during a school trip to Kyushu. Hirata then allegedly transferred the images to DVD.
The girl was a student of Hirata’s when she was in junior high school. “I thought I could make money easily without working,” Hirata allegedly told police. The girl reportedly said, “I was helping my boyfriend earn a living.” Police are considering filing charges against her too.© Japan Today