Iwate cop arrested for uploading naked photos of acquaintance
A police officer in Iwate Prefecture has been arrested for defamation of character after he allegedly posted naked photographs of a female acquaintance onto an Internet message board without her permission.
According to Iwate prefectural police, the suspect, identified as Koji Takahashi, a 36-year-old subsection chief in the traffic division, uploaded several naked photos of the woman, a resident of Aomori Prefecture, from his home computer, TV Asahi reported. Police said Tuesday the crime was discovered when investigators received an anonymous tip-off.
At a press conference in Iwate, a police spokesperson said, “This kind of incident is extremely regrettable, especially in an earthquake-hit area at a time when we are pooling our manpower and require every officer available to help maintain law and order,” TV Asahi reported.