Hyogo cops: Inspector used pen camera for illicit filming of woman on train

An inspector with the Hyogo Prefectural Police allegedly used a camera inserted in a pen to take illicit image of a woman
An inspector with the Hyogo Prefectural Police allegedly used a camera inserted in a pen to take illicit image of a woman (ikeshop.net)

HYOGO (TR) – Hyogo Prefectural Police have arrested an inspector for allegedly taking illicit images of a woman on a train, reports Jiji Press (Oct. 20).

At 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, Takashi Koike, a 43-year-old assistant inspector in a livelihood protection division, allegedly used a camera inserted in a pen to film up the skirt of the woman, a 33-year-old company employee, inside a car of the Sanyo Electric Railway as it traveled between Takasago and Akashi stations.

Koike, who was been charged with violating a public nuisance ordinance, admits to the allegations. “I’ve done this before,” the suspect is quoted by police.

Earlier this month, railway staff members received complaints from passengers about “a man behaving suspiciously.”

Police found the pen inside the pocket of a bag in the possession of Koike at the time of his apprehension.

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