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Senior police officer arrested for filming up woman’s skirt

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Police in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 40-year-old police officer on suspicion of filming up a woman’s skirt at a train station.

According to police, the incident occurred at 6 a.m. Friday at JR Kozu Station, Sankei Shimbun reported. Tomoharu Matsushita, a senior police officer at Totsuka Police Station, is accused of using his smartphone camera to film up the woman’s skirt as they walked up the stairs.

Police said the woman noticed Matsushita pointing his smartphone up her skirt and grabbed his bag, while she called for help. A station security guard came to her assistance and called 110.

Police said 53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time, has denied the charge

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53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

has denied the charge

You are busted! Creep!

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To protect and Serve, I guess he was doing both for his own reasons, LOL

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Women are going to start wearing '70s pant suits if this persists.

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Must have been a very very long stairwell to take 51 seconds to walk up.

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I've always said we need a police crime section on JT.

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A Japanese police officer committing a sex crime is not an uncommon occurance in Japan.

I wonder about the venting process for police in Japan.

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@momoclo

Women are going to start wearing '70s pant suits if this persists.

because it’s their fault? So they have to change their behaviour?

whoops! Hard to eat your breakfast with your foot in your mouth.

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"arrested a 40-year-old police officer on suspicion of filming up a woman’s skirt at a train station."

I wonder if he is charged with the equivalent of a felony charge?

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Must have been a very very long stairwell to take 51 seconds to walk up.

Its more likely he was following her for awhile prior to the stairs. Getting shots of girls is easy. Up skirt shorts not so easy.

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Police said 53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time, has denied the charge

If he's going to deny it, the punishment should increase every time someone in law enforcement, probably male, has to watch the evidence.

I hope the woman sues him as well.

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Police said 53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

Matsushita…has denied the charge

Seems he’s seen this kind of thing play out too many times before and knows the most likely way to get the least severe punishment.

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Jesus guys, really? 49 year old senior cop. Another childman in a uniform.

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As a woman, this is something I struggled to understand so would appreciate if someone can explain this to me - why do people like this man go through the trouble to film up people's skirt? Can't they just search for women in their undies on porn sites?

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why do people like this man go through the trouble to film up people's skirt?

49 year old thirsty, voyeuristic goosey , corrupt. man child.

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"Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time, has denied the charge"

That's right , lie about it*, *footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

Corrupt POS.

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"senior" perverted police officer at Totsuka Police Station.

they cant even govern themselves.

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I wonder if he is charged with the equivalent of a felony charge?

And what miss demure would think about it if he was, or whether she’d even know the difference. Most likely he’ll lose a months salary, be demoted, and have to suffer the ribbing of his colleagues, at least those who haven’t been likewise outed in this way. There must be at least one or two.

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Now let's not harp on them, they are already close to the edge...U see Suga just bailed like Khan, , no telling what will happen once their society folds.

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A station security guard came to her assistance and called 110.

Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time.

plot twist -

no one answered the 110 call, because the guy that was supposed to be on duty was the one committing the crime!

alternative version -

when the officers came to answer the distress call, they were surprised to see their boss and said, hey captain!

You got here real quick! How did you beat us? We are only 5 minutes away!

and captain said, er, I was in the area by coincidence………

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Police said 53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time, has denied the charge

So a minute of under the skirt footage is on his smartphone but he is denying the charge. Would be interesting to hear his explanation....your honor, the phone attached itself to my hand, positioned itself under the woman,s skirt and started recording all on its own...it must be the manufacturer's fault. On par with the " car accelerated all on its own line of defense.

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Anybody remember the old Loretta Lynn song "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"? It's his wife's new ringtone.

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Police said 53 seconds of footage of the woman was found on Matsushita’s smartphone.

and who inspected the 53 second footage? A bunch of other male police officers?

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Anybody remember the old Loretta Lynn song "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"? It's his wife's new ringtone

Actually it was Tammy Wynette who recorded it but yes, great song.

I hope this "cop" gets the boot and tossed in gen pop.

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Okay, I understand that everyone has fetishes. Okay, I have no problem with it as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. But he's being totally stupid on top of his fetish. There's a price to pay for stupidity. And for feeling untouchable.

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Kind of hard to deny your guilt when video is found on your smart phone. Seems to me the smart phone is smarter then the owner ....

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Hopefully the writer of the story will follow up on this so we'll know what happened next

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Kind of hard to deny your guilt when video is found on your smart phone. Seems to me the smart phone is smarter then the owner ....

Maybe he had thought about how he can deny it, no matter how ludicrous

As other posters pointed out the video was long considering the nature of the situation.

What if he started filming just by himself while walking.

Then he can say that he was just filming as he was walking and as he was going up the stairs the woman just happened to be in front of him.

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"Police said Matsushita, who was on his way to work at the time, has denied the charge"

Forgot to say he was drunk and doesn't remember.

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KurukiToday 10:54 am JST

As a woman, this is something I struggled to understand so would appreciate if someone can explain this to me - why do people like this man go through the trouble to film up people's skirt?

Nope, sorry, I'm a man and I can't help you, because I haven't got a clue why they do it either. It just seems so... I don't even know what it is.

Can't they just search for women in their undies on porn sites?

So I've heard, yes.

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A Japanese police officer committing a sex crime is not an uncommon occurance in Japan.

You got that right.

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That costs a 30 sec. bow and some monthly salaries….lol

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@ Ian .."Hopefully the writer of the story will follow up on this so we'll know what happened next"

quite simple, deep bow, I am sorry wont happen again, reduction of wages....return to work

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Senior police officer arrested for filming up woman’s skirt

Ah, natsukashi. It is been while since we had a story about weird police behaviour.

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Was he in uniform when he did this?

Just charge this guy with the maximum possible offence and fire him. Publish his name and photograph.

Then this kind of thing will happen less.

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They should seriously consider placing female officers on the stairs of major stations just to catch pervs… see how many they can catch - more fun than catching pokemon!

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KurukiSep. 5  10:54 am JST

As a woman, this is something I struggled to understand so would appreciate if someone can explain this to me - why do people like this man go through the trouble to film up people's skirt? Can't they just search for women in their undies on porn sites?

Japanese men grow up viewing upskirt footage and worse on porn, which stimulates them to fantasize about engaging in the actual acts.

Some of them, like this police chief, then actually begin to manifest the behavior they have been watching on porn (obviously many of the others before him were also illegally harassing/targeting women and had uploaded to a porn site).

When you get down to it, viewing the same gets old after the first or second time. The existence of porn sites stimulates the demand for new material...if you are an avid consumer, why not get paid and experience the thrill in-person?-So they become sucked further deeper and deeper into their obsession.

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Anybody remember the old Loretta Lynn song "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"? It's his wife's new ringtone

Actually it was Tammy Wynette who recorded it but yes, great song.

So how come I only remember the Billy Connelly rewrite?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKI8GLJ2U3w

Sorry also to say that my eyes caught sometimes upskirts naturally without efforts.

I'm not sure there's a need to be sorry. Male biology works that way. But it makes me wonder about the legal and human mechanics. If I can see up a woman's skirt while standing further down the escalator, is it OK to take a photo? After all, it's on public view. And so, where is the boundary?

Sorry - I don't think I'm any more perverted than any other person (i.e. I'm probably perverted), but I don't find upskirt photos that pretty.

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I can not wrap my head around this obsession and/or rite of passage Japanese guys have with toilet cams, upskirt videos, and train chikan.

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Kuruki

As a woman, this is something I struggled to understand so would appreciate if someone can explain this to me - why do people like this man go through the trouble to film up people's skirt? Can't they just search for women in their undies on porn sites?

I suppose it is the hunting instinct? Something being hard to come by makes it more exciting. So in a way it is probably more about the adrenaline rush of getting that illegal photo rather than a blurry photo of some panties.

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If I can see up a woman's skirt while standing further down the escalator, is it OK to take a photo?

I don’t believe it is in Japan. If I recall correctly, you’re allowed to take pictures of crowd scenes in Japan, but need permission to take a picture focused on individuals. So I also believe you wouldn’t be allowed to take a photo of her face without permission either.

You can not take an upskirt photo no matter where it is taken. If taken accidentally it should be immediately deleted to avoid any trouble.

You can take photos of crowds in any public place as often seen in the media. You can take a photo of a face in any public place.

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Investigating others as objects must have become second nature to this oyaji officer, a professional hazard which, combined with an entitled sense of impunity, can easily make some cops power-crazed and turn them rogue.

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purple_depressed_baconSep. 5  02:07 pm JST

Anybody remember the old Loretta Lynn song "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"? It's his wife's new ringtone

Actually it was Tammy Wynette who recorded it but yes, great song.

I hope this "cop" gets the boot and tossed in gen pop.

Tammy Wynette may have recorded the most famous version, but Hourglass (with the Allman brothers) recorded a version a year earlier than her, in 1967, for their debut LP.

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 the woman noticed Matsushita pointing his smartphone up her skirt

His defence was probably "I thought I saw some 4bidden grass under her skirt!"

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defense

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@Kuruki

As a woman, this is something I struggled to understand so would appreciate if someone can explain this to me - why do people like this man go through the trouble to film up people's skirt? Can't they just search for women in their undies on porn sites?

This isn't my thing either, so anything I can say here is purely speculative but I would wager it has more to do with the act than the result. That is, the excitement of taking the picture and "getting away with it" is actually what he was chasing, not the video itself. The video was probably more of a trophy/reminder.

Like you said, if they just wanted the video there are plenty of places to find that online. There are even actual establishments that cater towards these kinds of fetishes in a legitimate capacity.

None of that is justification, it is a sick thing he did, but that is what I imagine would explain it.

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He's only 40 yrs old and considered a senior officer ?

And she grabbed his bag and called for help.

Are there any decent articles worth reading today ?

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What a brave woman! Well done and congratulations to her for catching this alleged pervert.

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Creepy Behavior Level 10

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Another repressed man child, filth!

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Don't use the phone to do this!

There are better ways

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Denying the charge when there's 53 seconds of footage of the woman on HIS phone?! The phone must have accidentally started recording.......Don't waste time, just lock him up!

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This is the second policeman to get charge with the same crime in Odawara in the last 12 months ???

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I have heard stories of women in Japan afraid of reporting sexual assaults and rapes because of the types of question the police ask, only to be blamed they are the reason the man assaulted them. This leads me to think the senior police officer will say "she was my type" she shouldn't have been dressed that way" so its her fault and I had no choice but to take that daring chance.

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This guy deserves the public shame, but can we stop acting like upskirt photos or pinching the backside is in anyway equivalent to "sexual assault and rape". Like, come on. There are far more serious concerns in the world.

90% of male behavior is sexually motivated. I thought we understood this years ago. Yes, he should be chastised and reprimanded, but can we please get to the point that we stop making a big deal out of this? In a world where kids are getting bombed, this seems like a pretty pathetic thing to complain about.

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