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Hanshin Tigers scout arrested for allegedly taking upskirt photos

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Police have arrested a 55-year-old former pro baseball player who currently works as a talent scout and score keeper for the Hanshin Tigers team, on allegedly taking photos up a woman’s skirt in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred on Tuesday just after 4 p.m. Police said the suspect, Koji Yamawaki, followed the 25-year-old woman up the escalator in an electronics store at Sendai Station and used his smartphone to take photos up her skirt, Sankei Shimbun reported.

When the woman turned around and saw what Yamawaki was doing, she screamed and a man nearby helped subdue him.

Police said Yamawaki has denied doing anything lewd and quoted him as saying “I was simply trying to take a photo from behind her.”

Yamawaki was supposed to be at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi for the baseball match between the Rakuten Eagles and Chunichi Dragons when he was arrested.

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I was simply trying to take a photo from behind her.

Yeah dude that is the problem

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What he's trying to say was he was simply trying to take a photo of her behind

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drop into the local tsutaya. in the adult film section there are entire shelves dedicated to this genre of pornography. there's no need to make your own, get arrested, be publicly humiliated and lose your job while disgracing your family in the process. cheapskate.

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Maybe he was scouting for talent up her skirt...

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Musta been using an Iphone.

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Selfie stick strikes again...

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What was he scouting for under there?

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Surely they have CCTV cameras there that can be used to verify his claim. After all, if someone called wolf against me over something I didn't do - I would want a chance to defend myself. I think he deserves that much.

It could even be a scam. They do exist.

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Why is he tried and condemned without even a trial? Sick of the way this works in japan (and on JT).

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Agree with @oneworld. Video models are paid and use the money to survive, raise children alone, buy bags etc. their choice. But imagine it’s your 15 year old daughter being secretly photoed. She will be either on the internet or some peeves personal computer. It is abuse and prison is a good place as there are no young innocent girls there.

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Throw him in the Yodogawa...

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Surely they have CCTV cameras there that can be used to verify his claim.

Why do they need CCTV, they must have his phone containing the incriminating photos.

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Why is he tried and condemned without even a trial? Sick of the way this works in japan (and on JT).

Er....because that hasn't happened? He has just been arrested, he hasn't been tried and convicted yet.

Of course the country has a 99% conviction rate, so if they do send it to prosecutors he'll probably be convicted, but they haven't gotten to that stage yet. If they find upskirt photos on his phone the case will be a slam dunk for the police/prosecutors. If not it'll probably depend on whether or not he confesses or sticks to that "I was taking pictures of other stuff" story (which might be bolstered if the photos on his phone are actually of other stuff).

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All the J cops need to do is scroll through his phone pics to see if he's got any pics of the alleged photos shots.

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