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Teacher fired for installing spy camera in junior high school toilet

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A junior high school male teacher has been fired after he installed a spy camera inside the boys’ toilet last December. Police said the 26-year-old teacher faces charges of video voyeurism, Sankei Shimbun reported.

The teacher was employed at a junior high school in Tone Town, Ibaraki Prefecture. According to the Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education, a student noticed a hidden camera attached to one of the urinals on Dec 4. When school staff reviewed the footage, the male teacher was seen installing the miniature device.

After admitting to the video voyeurism, the teacher, who has not been named, was accompanied by the school principal to turn himself in to the police.

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Yet another reason Japan needs a nationwide sex offenders list. I know the technology is far beyond Japan’s current ability to understand, but it is widely available given developed countries have these registries in place already.

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Understood @P.Smith 7am. But, Japan does have the technology. They recently highlighted an app that can tell us in which neighborhood there are ‘noisy children’:

https://japantoday.com/category/national/website-maps-complaints-of-neighborhoods-with-noisy-children

“The Map is an interactive map of Japan with brightly colored dots atop certain areas... and each dot on the map represents a submitted complaint about people who are believed to be causing ‘disturbances’ in the neighborhood.” -

Could this ‘wonder of ingenuity’ be applied for such a proposed “sex offenders list”?

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Understood @P.Smith 7am. But, Japan does have the technology. They recently highlighted an app that can tell us in which neighborhood there are ‘noisy children’:

Morning, Snowy. I was being sarcastic.

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Fired? He should be jailed!

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Do the hustleToday 07:26 am JST

Fired? He should be jailed!

I think it should be worse than that.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Should be arrested and, if convicted, jailed or heavily fined.

Just a side note,

A junior high school male teacher

Isn’t it usually “A male junior high school teacher...”

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Scum!

10 ( +10 / -0 )

"When school staff reviewed the footage, the male teacher was seen installing the miniature device."

Maybe don't video yourself if you are doing sick things?

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In my 30+ years of teaching in schools in Japan I have witnessed many incidents of this nature. Most of which do not get published. I'm convinced the teaching profession attracts such people in larger numbers than average. Many "resign" so as to not cause the school embarrassment. Where they end up? Probably another school somewhere.

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Do the hustleToday  07:26 am JST

Fired? He should be jailed!

Hopefully he may eventually be jailed but I don't know what the penalties are for "video voyeurism", probably not so severe.

Police said the 26-year-old teacher faces charges of video voyeurism,

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He was drunk and can't remember things? Or he and his wife have had an argument? Or maybe he wasn't aware he was doing something illegal? I wonder which excuse he'll use.

But, anyway,

*When school staff reviewed the footage, *the male teacher was seen installing the miniature device.

Maybe it'd be good to reconsider being a teacher. I mean, installing thing like this and recording yourself as well? How dumb one has to be to do that?

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Good point, the camera was found.

Bad point, he probably made a bucket selling to SK. Such videos are in high demand there. Google SK Molka toilet spy cams...

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

Isn’t it usually “A male junior high school teacher...”

Unless he only taught males.

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It's been awhile since we've had one of these.

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Bad point, he probably made a bucket selling to SK. Such videos are in high demand there. Google SK Molka toilet spy cams...

Pfft. Have you seen the plethora of spy cams in the women's baths? They have no chill. Young, old. It's not that fake "get an 18 year old and pretend she's a junior high girl" stuff with all the fun bits covered in mosaic. These are obviously underage.

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GoodlucktoyouToday  10:46 am JST

Bad point, he probably made a bucket selling to SK. Such videos are in high demand there. Google SK Molka toilet spy cams...

I'll pass on that thanks.

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I don't know what he was thinking

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Understood @7:00 & :26am P.Smith. So were we. Still, despite all the available technology and the real need for such a ‘sexual offenders list’, Japan is severely lagging behind many G7 and OECD nations in other important aspects like ‘universal’ education & professional ethics for teaching professionals, their wages, health, welfare, basic human rights, etc. Even with sarcasm, we should always point out the continued hypocrisies and ineptitude of policy makers that have left the people of this once great country suffering to now, for future generation to suffer even more.

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The janitor at my present school does a sweep of the bathrooms first thing every morning. These are the times we are living in.

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I don't know what he was thinking

I do not want to know what he was thinking.

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Well, in this case you can’t even say anything, because a pampered minority is involved.

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If this guy leaves of his own accord or not, this should be on his work record PERMINANTLY! so which ever school he goes to, each and every governor and employment commits will see this.

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@Mr Kipling when I was at school the teachers did a sweep of the toilets every morning and the prefects had to check the toilets after every break. In those days looking for cig butts, any student hiding and to ensure the WC were clean.

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Do the hustleMar. 26  07:26 am JST

Fired? He should be jailed!

And have his license to teach revoked!

rcchMar. 26  08:32 am JST

Scum!

Pervert! Dirtbag!

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10 years in prison and foreiture of his pension in entirety seems the minimum punishment. Absolute filthy pedophile.

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another pedophile that would get a good beating as he arrives to his new prison cell mate.

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