Police on Thursday arrested an elementary school teacher in Asaka, Saitama Prefecture, after he allegedly hid a camera in a girls’ toilet of his school in an attempt to video his students.
According to coworkers, the teacher—identified as Satoshi Nagahama, 29—regularly came into work early. It is alleged that on Sept 10, he arrived before his coworkers, entered a fourth floor girls’ toilet and affixed a miniature camera to a pipe using tape. Schoolgirls noticed the camera and reported it to the school, who in turn informed police.
According to police, when they checked the camera, they found pictures of the accused stored in it. During questioning Nagahama told police, “I like girls and I wanted to take a peep video of them.”
At a press conference, school principal Yoshinobu Tanii said, “I would like to offer my deepest apologies to parents, guardians and students.”