Kanagawa prefectural police said Wednesday that a 32-year-old police officer has been arrested for lewd conduct.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Naoya Hiratsuka, works at the Kohoku police station. TBS reported that Hiratsuka was caught loitering near a woman's apartment on the 3rd floor of a condominium in nearby Sagamihara at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Another resident noticed Hiratsuka and called police to report a suspicious person hanging around, TBS said. When police approached Hiratsuka, he tried to flee but was caught about 300 meters away.
Police said Hiratsuka has admitted to trying to look into women's bedroom windows.
A prefectural police spokesman said it was regrettable behavior for a police officer and said the police department will deal with the officer strictly.© Japan Today