Man secretly videos 2,000 women in public toilet; sells DVDs of footage
Police have arrested an office worker in Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture, for committing lewd acts after it was discovered he had installed hidden cameras in a women’s toilet.
According to NTV, the suspect, who has been identified as Toshiyuki Morikawa, 26, allegedly installed the cameras in the partition walls of female toilet stalls in a shopping mall and used them to take video of women, which he then sold online. Police believe up to 2,000 women may have been filmed by Morikawa over a two-year period.
After filming the woman, Morikawa would then burn the video on DVDs and sell an hour’s worth of footage for 10,000 yen, NTV quoted police as saying.
A source close to the investigation told reporters that Morikawa is believed to have sold the DVDs to members of an Internet group dedicated to peep photos. During police questioning, Morikawa told investigators that over the course of two years, he made up to 4.5 million yen selling the DVDs, NTV reported.