Ehime cops re-arrest teacher in theft of women’s underwear from home

Suspect also accused of stealing valuables

Police in Ehime Prefecture have arrested for a second time a teacher in the theft of women's underwear from the same home
Police in Ehime Prefecture have arrested for a second time a teacher in the theft of women’s underwear from the same home (wegkj.imagine0027.com)

EHIME (TR) – Ehime Prefectural Police have again arrested a male teacher on theft charges, this time for allegedly stealing women’s underwear from a residence in Imabari City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Aug. 26).

On the morning of December 16, 2014, Yohei Kawada, a 25-year-old teacher at a special needs high school, allegedly trespassed into the home, located in the Kamiuchicho area, and stole five pairs of underwear belonging to a woman.

On August 9 of last year, the suspect is alleged to have stolen valuables from the same home. Earlier this month, police apprehended him over that alleged theft.

According to the prefectural board of education, Kawada began working at a different high school in the spring of 2013. He started teaching at the special needs school in April of this year.

Officers from the Hakata Police Station are now investigating why the suspect has targeted the same residence twice.

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