A policeman was arrested Monday afternoon in a Fukuoka book store after being caught in the act of filming up the skirt of a 27-year-old woman. According to investigators, Hirotaka Kuratani, 27, had concealed a video camera in a belt pack in which he had cut a 5-cm hole through which to film.
According to police, Kuratani transferred to the public safety division from Sawara Ward in March of this year. He took the day off on Monday and at around 2:45 p.m., aroused the suspicions of a 57-year-old store security guard. Kuratani was allegedly looking around restlessly and scanning the other customers.
Three security personnel approached Kuratani to make inquiries after they saw him position the belt pack under the woman’s skirt. They detained and questioned Kuratani until police arrived to make an arrest. He later confessed to the charges.
Investigators said that footage of several other women was also found in Kuratani’s camera. Kuratani is the fifth Fukuoka police officer to be arrested this year.
Compiled from wire reports