TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of a 36-year-old man for recording photos inside the skirt of a female college student in Setagaya Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Dec. 9).
Last Saturday at around 11:30 a.m., officers took Hideaki Shoji, a resident of Yokohama, into custody after he allegedly came up from behind the woman, 21, and shot digital images of her underwear as she stood on a platform at Kuhonbutsu Station, which is located on the Tokyu Oimachi Line. The suspect has been charged with violating the Tokyo government’s public nuisance ordinance.
According Nippon News Network (Dec. 9), Shoji is believed to have uploaded a total of 1,000 illicit photos of 500 women to Internet voyeur sites since 2011. In March, the suspect submitted images to the site Nozokix.
Prior to the arrest, law enforcement had been monitoring voyeur sites, and confirmed platform locations from the images and victims. On Saturday, investigators had received a tip about a man behaving strangely for several hours on a station platform.
Shoji has reportedly admitted to the allegations, saying that he spends between five and six hours on train platforms each Saturday. “I look for passengers who do not move very much,” the suspect is quoted by police.