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Man arrested for taking upskirt photos of elementary school girls with pen camera

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Police in Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of voyeurism after he used a pen camera to take upskirt photos of elementary school girls last year.

Police said the suspect, who is a university student, has admitted to the allegation, Kyodo News reported. Police said he was working part-time at the elementary school’s after-hours childcare center. 

The pen camera was found last month hidden in the toilet at a facility for people with disabilities, where the suspect also worked part-time.

Police inspected the camera’s contents and discovered images of at least seven elementary school girls.

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What does anyone upskirt for? I don't get it. What's the excitement for those who do? The whole issue is sickening. But to do it to children. . .maniacal. It is the same thing as molestation to me. This guy. . .I don't want to say how I'd like him to be punished. But it would be harsh. I simply don't understand upskirting. I don't understand the twisted perverts who do it, either.

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arrested a 23-year-old man 

He's too young to be Japanese weirdo, for that profile it should be middle age salaryman not young guy.

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What does anyone upskirt for? I don't get it. What's the excitement for those who do?

It's a taboo fetish, people get a kick out of some things just BECAUSE you are not meant to do it. The fear of getting caught is the excitement not the subject themselves.

He's too young to be Japanese weirdo, for that profile it should be middle age salaryman not young guy.

People don't just start being weirdos in their 40s. It's just that the escalation has usually reached a level where they were more likely to get caught by then. This guy just escalated earlier. It's very common for rapists and murders to to have a history of more minor crimes like voyeurism, stealing underwear or hurting animals.

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It’s far beyond time Japan started to prosecute these creeps as the perverted sexual deviates they are. Start with mandatory jail time and then add them to a national child sex offender’s list.

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What does anyone upskirt for? I don't get it. What's the excitement for those who do?

Yes exactly, under normal circumstances (precluding someone intentionally intending to arose by wearing an exceedingly short or tight skirt) one wouldn't pay much heed.

The problem arises when you have a massive porn industry which aggressively implants into its viewers' stream of consciousness the 'sport' of viewing upskirt as a prelude to abduction and rape, and which also monetizes footage of upskirt/abduction/rape.

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he was working part-time at the elementary school’s after-hours childcare center. 

The pen camera was found last month hidden in the toilet at a facility for people with disabilities, where the suspect also worked part-time.

Clearly both places doing thorough background checks on their staff members.......

They should also be held accountable for his actions.

As far as that piece of garbage, who for whatever "can't be named," he needs to be locked up with rooms full of dudes for life. Let him take upskirt pics of them for the next 65 years.

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Clearly both places doing thorough background checks on their staff members.......

Background checks? What do you suggest?

A police check for previous convictions? Good idea.

Or asking " Do you get off on taking photos of disabled preteens?" He would probably not answer honestly.

All these people asking for registers... Great idea but only works for preventing the SECOND offense.

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naturalbokeToday  07:21 am JST

It's a taboo fetish, people get a kick out of some things just BECAUSE you are not meant to do it. The fear of getting caught is the excitement not the subject themselves

These were elementary school girls 6yrs to 12yrs old and yet you're positive it's just about a taboo picture fetish and that he's not a pedophile? Are you an expert on deviant behavior?

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It’s sick to think anything sexual towards an elementary school child. But I understand why these type of things common in japan. There very wrong things in the culture. When people are growing up in this culture exposing sexuality and wrong things from childhood, then they develop weird sexual behaviour. I don’t think the young guy should be punished badly when i think of how he must have been raised since he was a little child exposing wrong things.

Some sort of penalty to discourage repeating similar acts would be sufficient.

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Mr Kipling

All these people asking for registers... Great idea but only works for preventing the SECOND offense.

That is still a good thing.

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Background checks? What do you suggest?

A police check for previous convictions? Good idea.

Yeah, simple check of conviction records, previous employers/references and you know, maybe a google or social media search, one time at least.

I take it you've never hired anyone before.

Or asking " Do you get off on taking photos of disabled preteens?" He would probably not answer honestly.

Sure, put it on the list of interview questions. Much better than what's your favorite color or where do you like to grab a drink after work.

All these people asking for registers... Great idea but only works for preventing the SECOND offense.

A heck of a lot better than them NOT getting arrested, or just transferring to another school or company with zero repercussions.

I suppose just letting them wander the planet, freely, as if nothing ever happened is a better solution?

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Garypen...

That is still a good thing.

Agreed but would have done nothing to stop this case.

Offender registers are for....

Offenders. There is a hint in the name.

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Bad enough doing this to anyone, but elementary school kids? What a worthless POS.

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David K....

Bad enough doing this to anyone, but elementary school kids?

Worse than elementary school kids, it was disabled elementary school kids.

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