SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a staff member of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism over the alleged illicit filming of a high school girl inside a train last week, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Feb. 16).
At around 10:05 p.m. on February 15, Masahiro Sakata, 43, allegedly used his smartphone to take tosatsu, or voyeur, footage of the girl while was seated inside a carriage of the Tobu Isesaki Line.
Sakata, who has been accused of violating a prefectural public nuisance ordinance, admits to the allegations. “I got turned on seeing a woman’s legs with a miniskirt,” the suspect was quoted.
As the incident unfolded, another male passenger, 40, apprehended Sakata. An inspection of the suspect’s smartphone revealed tosatsu footage, police said.