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Man hides in sewer to take upskirt photos of women walking on street

By Mason White 2:59 PM November 12, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on a charge of voyeurism after allegedly hiding inside a sewer to take upskirt photos of women walking on the street above, police in Japan said.

Hyogo police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Yasuomi Hirai, after he was caught taking upskirt photos of a 37-year-old fashion designer.

Hirai was charged with causing a public nuisance.

According to the police investigation, on Sunday around 8:00 a.m., Hirai used a cellphone to record underneath the skirt of the 37-year-old woman as he lied on his back inside the sewer.

The woman walked over the sewer, but did not initially notice the suspect because he was concealed by the steal cover. After walking by the sewer, she turned around and noticed human hair sticking out of the cover.

The victim called the police who arrived at the scene and arrested Hirai. They searched his cellphone, where they found several videos and pictures of women in an upskirt position.

During questioning, Hirai told police that he had been in the drain for five hours.