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Police officer arrested for filming up skirts of high school girls

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A 25-year-old off-duty police officer has been arrested after he was caught filming up the skirts of two high school girls, aged 17 and 18, at a train station in Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Takehito Fukuda used his smartphone to film up two girls’ skirts while they were going up an escalator at JR Tsudanuma station in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Fuji TV reported.

Another police officer on patrol at the station noticed Fukuda acting suspiciously and questioned him about his behavior. Fukuda admitted to the crime and was arrested on the spot, police said.

The Chiba Chuo Police Station, where Fukuda is based, released a statement, apologizing and commenting that “it is highly regrettable that a policeman was arrested over a crime of this kind.”

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I ask, are there no tests to weed out these degenerates from the police, goverment and teaching professions?

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Awesome! Yes, one CANNOT really trust Jlaw.

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Again huh, and another black-eye for the NPA. Guess this guy slept through Ethics when he was in the academy.

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One week reduced salary cut and return to his koban ... that is all.

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One week reduced salary cut and return to his koban ... that is all.

I agree 100% based on that never having happened before.

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One week reduced salary cut and return to his koban ... that is all.

Police Officer are among the most powerful people in any society both in & out of uniform. He should held to high standards. He betrayed public trust. Fire him, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

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One week reduced salary cut and return to his koban ... that is all.

To be fair, reduced salary is considered a pretty black mark. The guy will be competing against many people without such black marks in the promotion stakes. In effect, his career is over unless he has powerful patrons that can pull him through this (not that likely).

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This is actually more common than anyone would like to admit, especially in Chiba. I know this particular case involves a cop, but I've caught half a dozen creeps filming up skirts in Chiba over the last few years. Sadly though, I got into as much trouble as them for attempting to apprehend the first couple, so now I just give them a nudge to let them know they are busted and they always run away like the pathetic little cowards they really are. It's about time this sick offense was upgraded to a serious assault, which is what it really is, and should carry a severe penalty instead of just a little public shaming.

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“it is highly regrettable that a policeman was arrested over a crime of this kind.”

Yes it is...

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it is highly regrettable that a policeman was arrested over a crime of this kind

if only this was...

it is highly unusual that a policeman was arrested over a crime of this kind

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So is the JPA going to demand that all off duty police stop using smart phones and riding trains akin to the US Navy unit in Okinawa banning drinking. Double standard here, if anything we expect young sailors to drink.

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khulifi at Jun. 07, 2016 - 03:28PM JST "One week reduced salary cut and return to his koban ... that is all."

How did you come to that conclusion from the fact that he was arrested?

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What amazes me most is that there are still blokes, let alone coppers, who are willing to 'risk it all' i.e work, love and family life for a couple of poor shots of someone's undies!

Plus one would think cops have the faculty to empathize with victims or potential victims. This cop has clearly demonstrated here that he doesn't care nor think about victims. Sackable offense in my book.

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Good old J-cops hard at work. At least another one caught him doing it and arrested him. Good on that guy.

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SenseNotSoCommon

.....Brilliant!

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Deja vu?

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Well, this speaks well for the police force that he would actually be arrested! I can't think of many around the world where he wouldn't have been let go with a wink and a smile.

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One week reduced salary cut and return to his koban ... that is all

I agree!

My friend's husband is a police officer and he has been stopped several times for speeding and even caused an accident while off-duty. He is able to go to work the next day each time as if nothing happened.

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Business as usual for Japan's law enforcement.

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wonder why he didn't play the "I was drunk" card?

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Escalators are fair game! Especially when they hike up their skirts! lol

It's just panties, ladies and gents!

And being a police officer, he hasn't learned how to answer the questioning?!

Police officers here know how to talk their way out of a speeding ticket!

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There are sign all over the station and escalator not to film up girls skirts can't he read?!

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I don't understand these kind of people. In trains, right oppsite , mimi skirt , under garment visible ,most of you encoutred , I bilieve. It makes me very very unconfortbale.

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Not a week goes by...

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What about girls rolling their skirts up so high that it looks like they're wearing nothing more than a wide belt?

"Here, look at me! But don't look at me! But look at my short skirt! But don't look at my short skirt! Here, I'm 18, hot and want to show off my legs! But, don't look at my legs!"

You put this bird seed out, then complain when the birds eat it. Let's make a rule that the 18 year olds have to roll down the skirts to the normal length - just above the ankles. That will solve the problem.

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No one questions that his actions are idiotic. Agree, at the same time, with domtoidi !

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Astonishing ...still there are people who feel quite sure that all women must be responsible for male lack of control! Listen, you will not be able to demand protection on the basis of "female temptress" for very long now. YOU, if you have a male organ, and you alone, are responsible for all actions taken as a result of your own desires and lusts. No one else in the world may be held accountable. No accusations of Evil Eve...will get you off the hook. Got it?

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The qualities of the Japanese police have disintegrated in recent years, as have the qualities of Japanese society. Yes, there are still many good officers in their organization, but many of them seemed to have lost pride in their work. They must be reminded from time to time that they are public servants and that their behavior is being scrutinized all the time.

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But "arrested" only means they took him to the local koban..."Hey Fukuda, why you gonna do something stupid like that?...Okay, nobody's watching, you can leave, just don't get caught again."

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Escalators are fair game; they even hike it up; it's just panties, people

And being a police officer, he hasn't learned how to answer the questioning?!

Police officers here know how to talk their way out of a speeding ticket!

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We cannot stereotype what this one bad apple did to apply to all the good hardworking people out there who commit crimes at a far lower rate than the public at large! We mustn't generalize-

Wait, we're talking about Japanese police and not US military? Then forget I said anything.

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sillygirlJUN. 07, 2016 - 03:15PM JST *I ask, are there no tests to weed out these degenerates from the police, goverment and teaching professions?***

How are they "degenerates" exactly? They are doing what every heterosexual men would like to do is seeing up the skirt of women. There is nothing wrong with the thought. It is normal for a man to try to see the underwear of a woman, it's called sexual desire. Acting on the urge is wrong however because we should protect all members of society from unwanted sexual harassment. That's where he made the mistake, acting on his thought.

Don't tell me what I should think when I see a young, good looking woman, I think of sex. Totally normal. Being inappropriate with her is the problem.

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I am surprised there are comments that tells they don't realize this action is criminal action. He is arrested so he is put in jail. He will be in court. But right away, he loses job. Many comments here sounds they are pervert themselves. Or are you guys have been doing same action? Especially sumo ode? you wrote same way rapists and perverts confess when they are caught.

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