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Ex-school principal kept obscene videos of female students in his office to prevent his wife from finding them

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A former principal at Miharadai Junior High School in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward went on trial this week after being charged with possessing 48 obscene videos and photos of female students he previously taught at a different school.

Police said Hisayoshi Kitamura, 55, has admitted to possessing the obscene material and keeping them in a locked drawer in his office. Kitamura pleaded guilty during the opening session of his trial on Tuesday and said that “it would be a waste to delete the data, and I didn’t want my wife to find out,” Kyodo News reported.

Kitamura, who had been been at Miharadai Junior High School since 2019, was arrested in September on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography law after the images of young girls were found on his video camera and other devices.

The court heard that police had been investigating Kitamura since November 2022, when the Tokyo metropolitan government Board of Education received a complaint that he had been sexually harassing a young woman.

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Ex-school principal kept obscene videos of female students in his office

Office matter keep it in the office not in home, he know how to differentiate which need to bring to his home which one is not.

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

“it would be a waste to delete the data, and I didn’t want my wife to find out,”

Yes, because the wife finding out would be the worst outcome possible.

Where do they find these geniuses?

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I said it before and I’ll say it again, perverted paedophiles infiltrate educational establishments to prey on innocents. More needs to be done to protect the children.

6 ( +17 / -11 )

How considerate of him. I suppose he will get a suspended sentence.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Just waiting for the usual "it takes two to tango", "he wasn't hurting anyone" and other claims from groomers and enablers.

Long jail time please.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

More needs to be done to protect the children.

Indeed. No smoke without fire.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

"It would be a waste to delete the data..."

Wow. That statement. Just-.... what can you say about something like that.

19 ( +19 / -0 )

A sex offenders register is overdue.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

It is fortunate that the criminal seems to be inept beyond belief this way he kept evidence of his deeds in a place where it could be easily accessed by the police. Too bad that others seem to be much more careful.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I guess his wife knows now.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

I guess his soon to be ex-wife knows now.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

A sex offenders register is overdue.

And AFTER his conviction he would go on it. That's how it works. Or do you think the perverts volunteer themselves?

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Yes, people are found guilty of sex offenses and then their name goes on a sex offenders register available to the public.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Isn't there already a public database or request where one could find out any potential employee's criminal background (eg theft, embezzlement, this, murder, drunk driving)?

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Mr Kipling

"A sex offenders register is overdue."

And AFTER his conviction he would go on it. That's how it works. Or do you think the perverts volunteer themselves?

It would prevent him from being hired in the future at another school or facility where minors are present, and hopefully prevent this from happening again. Nobody said it would have prevented this instance.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Suspended sentence and a full pension.

That will show him and other like-minded individuals.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

His statement that it would be a waste to delete the footage is made from the viewpoint of how useful it is to those involved with porn.

Porn is always a big part of the equation for sex offenders.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

This man was married in a loveless marriage,like most marriage in Japan,I guess he was looking for love in all the wrong places

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Sex offenders register!

Never work with children ever ever again.

And prison of course. But tbh the first two are more important imo.

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Garypen...

Yes, an offenders registry would prevent him from being hired in the future but would have done NoThING to prevent this case.

Had for some to understand but you only go on it After conviction.

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I had a horrible time with my child's principal, and I took the man to the local school board, and they have zero power over the individuals who run our children's schools in Japan. Unfortunately, and sadly this story does not surprise me and I am absolutely sure there are more stories of assorted abuses out there.

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How many victims ?

Aren't they helped if they have the videos ?

Or did they voluntarily do it ?

Because there is no detail about it like if it were just videos.

So is he a criminal or just possessing obscene videos ?

Indeed what a stupid guy, and a criminal if so to be locked up far from children.

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So those proposing a registry for sex offenders (a good idea) please explain how this would have helped in this case as it was the sick offenders first arrest. He would not have been on the reg.

Crickets?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Sex register does not prevent anyone from committing a sexual offense but public access allows people to check out those on it.

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The court heard that police had been investigating Kitamura since November 2022, when the Tokyo metropolitan government Board of Education received a complaint that he had been sexually harassing a young woman.

"...received a complaint that he had been sexually harassing a young WOMAN." Was this a staff member of the school? If it was a student, since they said that he worked for a Junior Highschool, I assume JT would've said "...received a complaint that he had been sexually harassing a young GIRL" instead.

Also, he had a lot of trust in that school thinking they would never check his desk, property that actually belongs to the school.

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So those proposing a registry for sex offenders (a good idea) please explain how this would have helped in this case as it was the sick offenders first arrest. He would not have been on the reg.

Its mainly to stop reoffending, but just the existence of such a register could make pedos think twice about what they are doing.

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There should be a sex offender register all over the country. And just to drive it home to the public, these perverts photos should be taken and a poster made with 'sex offender' written on it, and then put it on any residence they live at. I am sure they will will twice again, and their neighbour's sure will not like them.

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"it would be a waste to delete the data"

Easily the most disturbing part of the whole article. This sicko clearly sees nothing wrong with his owning and there existing OBSCENE video and photo footage of his underage female students. No remorse whatsoever. Lock him up for life. He clearly can't be trusted around children in any sphere.

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…possessing 48 obscene videos and photos of female students he previously taught at a different school

There’s something missing: who took them in the first place? Him? Presumably it would say, if so. So who? The girls themselves? A third person? And, no, it doesn’t make any difference. I just like all the facts.

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Wallace...

Sex register does not prevent anyone from committing a sexual offense but public access allows people to check out those on it.

Exactly. If there was such a register in Japan, this creep would NOW go on it. The register would have done NOTHING to prevent his employment as principal at this school or any previous schools.

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Mr Kipling

Wallace...

Sex register does not prevent anyone from committing a sexual offense but public access allows people to check out those on it.

Exactly. If there was such a register in Japan, this creep would NOW go on it. The register would have done NOTHING to prevent his employment as principal at this school or any previous schools.

But it would prevent offenders from committing future crimes. You can not arrest someone for a crime until they are caught breaking the law and found guilty.

Having a sex offender register is better than not having one.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

arrested in September on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography law 

BUT

charged with possessing 48 obscene videos and photos of female students

What's missing here?

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