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Kagoshima cops nab tax employee for installing micro cams in changing rooms

micro cameras in Kagoshima City
A tax employee has been accused of installing micro cameras in changing rooms at a mall in Kagoshima City

KAGOSHIMA (TR) – Kagoshima Prefectural Police have arrested a male tax employee who installed hidden cameras inside changing rooms for women at a shopping mall in Kagoshima City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 13).

At 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, the employee from the Kagoshima branch of the National Tax Agency allegedly installed three cameras inside two changing rooms at a clothing store for the purpose of taking tosatsu, or voyeur, footage of women.

A male customer later noticed one of the cameras and began questioning the suspect. A shop staff member then alerted police after the suspect admitted to installing the equipment.

Officers from the Chuo Police Station arrested the suspect on suspicion of trespassing and violating a prefectural ordinance regarding causing unease.

Hideki Matsuo, the vice-chief  of the branch offered an apology. “I want to take thorough disciplinary measures so that this never happens again,” the vice-chief said.