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.© Japan Today