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Female teacher, ex-boyfriend arrested for voyeurism and child pornography

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Gunma prefectural police have arrested a 28-year-old female high school teacher and her 29-year-old ex-boyfriend on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography law after they took voyeuristic images of girls in the changing room at a hot springs facility in 2016.

Police said Shizuka Hamasaki, employed at a Kumamoto prefectural high school, and Kodai Hirata, an unemployed resident of Kumamoto City, are accused of unlawful entry and voyeuristically filming female minors at a hot spring in Kumamoto Prefecture, Sankei Shimbun reported. Gunma prefectural police previously arrested Hirata in January for uploading child pornography to an adult website.

According to police reports, Hamasaki said she was coerced by her ex-boyfriend to film the girls. Additional child porn images taken at multiple hot spring facilities in Kumamoto Prefecture were discovered on Hirata’s USB memory stick.  

The arrest warrant was issued for an incident on Aug 13, 2016. Hamasaki used her cell phone camera to secretly take images in the female dressing room of a hot spring facility in Amakusa City.

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Anytime a ‘boyfriend’ suggests filming, it’s probably not a good idea for your future prospects.

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Put Him on “The Japanese National Sex Offenders List & Website”, to be shared with INTERPOL, amongst others, internationally.

Oh, wait! There is NO national sex offenders list in Japan.

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What kind of self esteem do you have if you allow your pedo ex to coerce you into providing bathroom pics of the children you are supposed to be looking after?! Sorry for the kids.

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""Hamasaki said she was coerced by her ex-boyfriend to film ""

You are NOT a 12 years old kid to be Coerced!!

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I actually believe the high school teacher. She probably was nagged or bullied into doing it!

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Porn is an epidemic in Japan. These two are among the few who are actually caught and prosecuted.

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If these images are already uploaded sadly there is no way to get rid of them. Poor kids.

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Hamasaki said she was coerced by her ex-boyfriend to film the girls

So naturally we released her name.

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*The arrest warrant was issued for an incident on Aug 13, 2016. Hamasaki used her cell phone camera to secretly take images in the female dressing room of a hot spring facility in Amakusa City. *WOW this is the year of 2021 and a warrant was issued for an incident in 2016 and this lady was allowed to continue teaching? My question is why was she allowed to continue working around kids?

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What year was this article written in? 2016 or 2021?

Hamasaki said she was coerced by her ex-boyfriend to film the girls

Likely story, lady. But I guess you sure know how to pick em. Either that, or we are dealing with two really sick puppies.

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Voyeurism is everywhere.

I remember old ladies coming to changing rooms where my son and I could be naked...

If you search on the Internet, I am sure thousands if not way more could find themselves in intimate situation.

I doubt there is any protection about that but surely you are at risk in open areas.

Sorry for the girls. And I personally believe the teacher.

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Jonathan Prin

Voyeurism is everywhere.

I remember old ladies coming to changing rooms where my son and I could be naked...

Never experienced anything like that. Maybe I am not pretty enough. Or just not enough imagination.

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I've had cleaning ladies come in the changeroom at the gym, or the bathroom at the station. They have always called out first in my experience.

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Voyeurism is everywhere.

I remember old ladies coming to changing rooms where my son and I could be naked...

I don't think that's classed as voyeurism. I remember being asked to get my daughter from the ballet school changing rooms when she was about five. (I was called out before I entered, but no one seemed to care.)

Filming secretly is a different matter, I think.

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Kodai Hirata, an unemployed resident of Kumamoto City

Who wants to place a bet on the ex boyfriend being an Otaku/Hikikomori?

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According to police reports, Hamasaki said she was coerced by her ex-boyfriend to film the girls.

I want to give her the benefit of the doubt, but I really would like to know what he said that made her believe that this was a good thing....

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Japan: Set up a nationwide sex offenders registry. I know the technology to do so probably seems like magic, but it isn’t. Or, just continue focusing on creating virtual boyfriends and girlfriends.

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NumanApr. 7  06:46 pm JST

I actually believe the high school teacher. She probably was nagged or bullied into doing it!

So what? It doesn't excuse her actions, she could've reported him if she was truly disgusted.

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It's a mix of factors. She was no doubt coerced or pressured to a certain extent, but as important is that Japanese just don't get that instinctive "ick" that Caucasians tend to get when it comes to sex and children. They do feel something, but the "children" part is more an aggravating factor for some base offense rather than the "children" part being the core element.

In this case, the crime is voyeurism, for which there is no actual harm and any endangerment is abstract. A prison sentence (concrete harm) simply feels quite disproportionate a trade. The woman was thus no doubt in no hurry to trash her relationship or get someone imprisoned over this "minor" issue.

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KariHaruka

Who wants to place a bet on the ex boyfriend being an Otaku/Hikikomori?

Hikikomori do not leave their rooms, let alone have girlfriends, so the chances for that are zero.

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Strangerland

I've had cleaning ladies come in the changeroom at the gym,

Cleaning ladies naturally enter change rooms, it is part of the job. What does that have to do with voyeurism?

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@Kazuaki ShimazakiToday  11:07 am JST

Do you have children? If some sicko had taken a film of your daughter naked that ended up on a child porn site, I highly doubt you'd be saying what you just said. She needs to be locked up and never be able to work with children again. It's a disgusting crime.

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Well she is the one who took the photos. Not sure I can exculpate her on the "stupid woman" defense.

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@Kniknaknokkaer

So what? It doesn't excuse her actions, she could've reported him if she was truly disgusted.

So what? I believe her!

That is what!

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Hamasaki said she was coerced by her ex-boyfriend to film the girls.

That's Non Sense She could have said "NO" and reported him to the police ....

Hopefully prison time for both of them ....

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