Police in Sumoto, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of violating the anti-stalking law by repeatedly taking photos of an 18-year-old female store employee on his smartphone.
Police said Takahiro Hamada, a teacher at Minami-Awaji Shichi Municipal Elementary School, was arrested on Tuesday, Kyodo News reported.
According to the warrant, Hamada was a frequent customer at the store where the woman works, between April 16 and Sept 7, during which time he took videos and photos of the woman on his smartphone. The woman’s mother consulted with police in late July.
Police said Hamada told them he had developed feelings for the woman and just wanted to have photos of her.© Japan Today