TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 50-year-old man for trespassing into the residence of a beauty pageant winner to install a hidden camera, reports Nippon News Network (Mar. 2).
In early February, Ayano Kudo, 20, found the camera inside her apartment, located in Bunkyo Ward. Police subsequently arrested Ataru Hiyama, an employee of the management company for the building, on charges of trespassing.
“I entered the apartment and installed the camera, but it was for business purposes,” Hiyama is quoted. Police believe the suspect used a pass key to gain access to the residence.
In 2009, Kudo took the Grand Prix at the All-Japan National Beautiful Girl Contest. She is currently an actress, regularly appearing in television dramas and films.
Hiyama is under investigation for participation in other crimes.