SAGA (TR) – Saga police have arrested a 45-year-old male member of the prefectural assembly for allegedly exposing himself inside a parking lot in Saga City, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Sep. 18).
At approximately 11:05 p.m. on Thursday, Toshiyuki Haramaki, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, is alleged to have unzipped his pants and exposed the lower half of his body inside a car parked at a rest area along the Nagasaki Expressway in the Kinryumachi area.
Haramaki, who has been charged with public indecency, admits to the allegations.
At the time of the incident, Haramaki was alone and watching a DVD, according to the Nishi Nippon Shimbun (Dec. 18). A woman in her 40s who was inside a vehicle parked nearby telephoned police to report the assemblyman.
Haramaki is employed at a construction company. In April, he was elected to his second term as assemblyman of the Miyaki electoral district.