Kyoto cops nab male teacher for illicit filming at Kiyomizu Temple

Suspect told police, 'I pretended to film the scenery as I targeted up the skirt of the woman'

Police arrested a male school teacher for illicit filming at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto
Police arrested a male school teacher for illicit filming at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto

KYOTO (TR) – Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 55-year-old male school teacher for allegedly taking illicit films of a woman on the grounds of Kiyomizu Temple  after a news crew on the scene to report on such crimes observed the suspect behaving strangely, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Oct. 17).

At around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Yoshikazu Tamura, a teacher at Kumeda High School in Kishiwada City, Osaka Prefecture is alleged to have filmed up the skirt of a female university student, 18, as she sat on some steps at the Nio-mon gate about 20 meters away.

Tamura, who has been charged with violating a public nuisance ordinance, admits to the allegations. “I pretended to film the scenery as I targeted up the skirt of the woman,” the suspect is quoted, according to TV Asahi (Oct. 17).

Prior to the arrest of Tamura, a member of a TBS News crew at the scene to report on the surge in cases of tosatsu, or voyeur, filming on the grounds of the temple spotted him behaving suspiciously and alerted police.

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