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Teacher arrested for filming up girl’s skirt on station escalator

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Police in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old high school teacher for voyeurism after he was caught filming up a high school girl’s skirt on a train station escalator.

The incident occurred at around 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Nagareyama-otakanomori Station on the Tsukuba Express line, Kyodo News reported. Police said Mitsuma Oku, a high school teacher from Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, is accused of standing behind a 16-year-old girl on the escalator and using a miniature camera attached to his ankle to film up her skirt.

A man behind Oku on the escalator suspected he was doing something strange and called out to a station employee. Oku was detained at the station until police arrived.

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Teacher in Japan know how to set an example.

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sakurasukiToday  07:17 am JST

Teacher in Japan know how to set an example.

Another pervert teacher. Some teachers get into that profession just so they can do these sick things.

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“Some teachers get into that profession just so they can do these sick things.” They probably do. But this happened at a train station where being a teacher wouldn’t have made much of a difference to what he did.

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First of all, Sakurasuki was being sarcastic I think. Secondly, seems like this sort of thing happens a lot in Chiba.

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I have read many stories like this in the JT.......too many in fact. And it makes me wonder how much of this is happening around the world.

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starpunkToday 07:24 am JST

sakurasukiToday 07:17 am JST

Teacher in Japan know how to set an example.

Another pervert teacher. Some teachers get into that profession just so they can do these sick things.

He's just a plain old pervert. This incident happened at a train station and there's no connection to his profession. You don't need to get a job as a teacher to do perverted things to high school girls at train stations.

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He’s one of the few to get caught.

Thousands are doing this.

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He’s one of the few to get caught.

Thousands are doing this.

Huh? And how does your "logic" know there are thousands doing it, if they aren't getting caught? Why not make up a bigger number like "millions"?

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Japan is safe from some crimes but sexually related crimes are off the charts.

No, that’s not true.

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Oh no, not again, I can’t believe it.

Another deviant who also works at a school, obviously to be near the underage girls that he desires. Luckily he has been apprehended and the gentlemen who reported him should receive an award for performing his duty to the community.

These types of crimes may seem minor, yet threat is not the case. These types do it often and may be selling the pics online to other sleazy seedy men. The crimes often escalate and may eventually lead to rape, kidnapping or even murder.

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Tip of iceberg. So easy to take pictures/videos that many can't refrain...that is even why the mobile phones make a sound in Japan when doing it!

At the same time "A man behind Oku on the escalator suspected he was doing something strange and called out to a station employee."

Can anyone be arrested for just acting strange ? As a foreigner, I have learned it would be better to flee knowing the judicial system before police arrives.

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Newgirlintown

“Some teachers get into that profession just so they can do these sick things.”

They probably do. But this happened at a train station where being a teacher wouldn’t have made much of a difference to what he did.

Filming up the skirt of a high-school-aged girl, regardless of location, certainly does make a difference for his job as a high school teacher. Let's hope he is removed from that position. Although, it's probably too much to hope he'll be prevented from teaching or holding any job around minors, as Japan still hasn't enacted their sex offender registry yet. On second thought, he may not even permanently lose his current job, based on historical evidence. He may just get a suspension or some other slap on the wrist.

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William_BlakeToday 02:27 pm JST

Japan does not have a great record for facing up to and seriously addressing sexual crimes like this and others (laws and prevention are weak) and I can't see that changing anytime soon unless there is greater foreign pressure.

That's right. It has improved over the years but the response is still far too weak. It's difficult to have get the police to take your report seriously, it's even more difficult to get your case taken to court, and it's even more difficult than that to get real justice. Most of the time they get a slap on the wrist and are set free to continue committing the same crime. Recidivism among sex crimes is very high compared with other crimes, since it becomes a kind of addiction and they need mental health services to help them stop. And unfortunately, that's rarely ever done. It's atypical and not the norm for sex criminals to be forced into therapy.

Until the root of the problem is attacked nothing much will change.

Sex education needs to include consent. Police need special training on how to take care of victims and their methods of investigation need updated. Laws needs harsher penalities and to include therapy even after only one incident. And society needs to stop victim-blaming and make the perpetrators take responsibility.

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I also wonder if all these jokers never read the news.... doesn't it occur to them they might get caught?

in any case, in quite a few recent stories in this genre, bystanders have been the ones to call out the perpetrators and call the officials..... good one!

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How long will this 32-year-old high school teacher remain a member of the teaching profession?

Made me wonder his subject.

Arts, maybe staged visual content, encompassing various angles and styles, techniques, and applications?

How long before his family and next door neighbors learn about his kinky escalator lecherous ankle camera indecency.

This voyeur when he should have been in counselling spent an unnatural amount his spare time immersed in a hobby he must have known would lead to career ending public disgrace.

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The teacher needs help. Not much hope in Japan's sexually repressed society.

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Secondly, seems like this sort of thing happens a lot in Chiba.

Chiba? Since when is Ibaraki Chiba?

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Sex education needs to include consent.

This is true.

The problem is that the people who say that are usually only focused on one scenario, and that is asking, denying, and accepting denial. They never seem to get around to that very important bit about granting consent, gaining it and how that goes. They certainly never get around to how consent is usually gained, which is through visual clues and non-verbal communication and subtle verbal communication. And no surprise we have generations not actually consenting very much and, nothing changes or it actually gets worse.

But you know, if one is too shy to meddle in both directions, one really should just be silent and take a seat. Half a sex education really can be worse than none at all.

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"Japanese authorities prioritise the economy so if sexual crimes begin to seriously affect Japan's economy they might just start taking them more seriously."

> Only after it ....

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Why?!!!

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