A 28-year-old police officer was arrested under Child Welfare Laws on Tuesday, for allegedly taking indecent photos and videos of two 15-year-old girls at a hotel, police said.
Police said Naoto Takagi, an officer at Tokorozawa police station, became acquainted with the two third-year junior high schools via a cell phone Internet site, and arranged to meet them in a hotel on Oct 11 last year.
Police said he paid the girls 30,000 yen to take photos and video of them in bikinis and their school uniforms, but offered another 40,000 yen to take footage of them nude, and is accused of touching their lower bodies. He is also accused of engaging in indecent behavior with one of the girls at the same hotel again on Oct 17.
Takagi has admitted to the allegations and said that while he knew his actions were wrong, he gave in to his sexual desires.
The incident came to light after the mother of one of the girls became suspicious after noticing her daughter had a lot of cash, and informed police.© News reports