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Man arrested after filming up skirt of high school girl on escalator

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Police in Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 29-year-old man after he used his smartphone to film up the skirt of a high school girl on an escalator.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. Saturday on an escalator at Hakata Bus Terminal, Broadcaster TBS reported that Ryo Saito, an employee of the Kitakyushu City government, followed the girl onto the escalator and then pointed his smartphone up her skirt.

A witness called 110, and a police officer who was in the vicinity detained Saito and checked his smartphone.

Police said Saito has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying he wanted to see the girl’s underwear.

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Government workers, police officers, teachers, there seems to be a pattern here. What is with these creeps?

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Government workers, police officers, teachers, there seems to be a pattern here. What is with these creeps?

It's just that these get reported as these occupations are held to a higher standard.

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, an employee of the Kitakyushu City government, followed the girl onto the escalator and then pointed his smartphone up her skirt.

He just want to check in detail a closer look, citizen he serve, that's all.

-17 ( +5 / -22 )

This is very popular in Japan. Unfortunately, the charges resulting from this sexual assault do not befit the crime.

-10 ( +6 / -16 )

Will this arrest mean the end of his career as a public servant. I hope he is fired and not just given a slap on the wrist for this.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Again?

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We can see by the pattern of downvotes what this really means in Japan.

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Too far to visit Kabukicho from Hakata.

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Too far to visit Kabukicho from Hakata.

Hakata will have its own little equivalent.

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"quoted him as saying he wanted to see the girl’s underwear."

Japanese are so honest.

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Mr KiplingToday  07:25 am JST

Government workers, police officers, teachers, there seems to be a pattern here. What is with these creeps?

It's just that these get reported as these occupations are held to a higher standard.

Possibly for the novelty factor, yes.

However, I think the fact it is reported at all is news since the vast majority of upskirt photographs go undetected, and even if it is, people are unlikely to ever report it to the authorities. The same goes for stalking, rape and sexual assault/molestation.

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However, I think the fact it is reported at all is news since the vast majority of upskirt photographs go undetected, and even if it is, people are unlikely to ever report it to the authorities. The same goes for stalking, rape and sexual assault/molestation.

Duuno about the vast majority, but there are certainly some online that are not faked (taken with consent).

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lol

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Another sick fiend, more than likely a sadist. Police should check all his devices, more than likely plenty of this type of thing.

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A good way to stop this type of activity is to put up a large display board in railway stations or at the top of each escalator, platform saying don't take up skirt pictures as your face, your picture will be displayed on this notice board. Most of Asia hates loosing face, and this will do actually this.

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According to women’s rights advocate Mariko Mitsui, Japan is a paradise for drunkards, sexual harassers, or molesters.

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Lol, high school skirts are so short, he just needs to look up

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Man! Another story about this. I don't blame Japan Today for this story. Thank you very much, indeed. My concern is why does this still happen? I really don't understand this behavior.

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Chico3, bare in mind some schools still check to see if kids are wareing school regulation colour knickers, especially girls, and don't forget manga and anime cartoon flashing girls knickers and skimpy revealing costumes, maids standing out side cafes dressed like sexy maids to entice punters into the cafe, and k pop, the western world would ban or curtail such use or promotion, of these acceptable practices in Japan,

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