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Police officer uses fake search warrants to obtain home addresses of prostitutes

By Mason White 11:01 AM January 27, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A police officer was fired after he was caught using fake search warrants to obtain the home address and phone number of prostitutes, police in Japan said.

Saitama Police said on Friday, that the 59-year-old police detective forged search warrants to obtain the personal information of women employed in sex clubs.

He was fired as soon as his actions came to light, police said.

According to the police investigation, the detective submitted the false search warrants to telecommunication companies in order to receive the full names, addresses and phone numbers of those employed in sex clubs during a period of four years.

During questioning, the detective told investigators that he simply wanted to know the social status of the women. In November, the sergeant was charged with drunk driving after an accident on a highway in Tokyo.

During that investigation, the false search warrants were discovered, police said.