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Elementary school teacher sexually abused 4-year-old boy and shared child porn with pedophiles

By William Martin 12:03 PM December 5, 2017
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Parents were shocked to learn that their children’s elementary school teacher was a pedophile who shared child porn online, according to police in Japan.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 45-year-old Akira Hashimoto after being accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy and recording the attack on video.

Hashimoto was convicted of indecent assault and child porn.

He was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison at the Yokohama District Court.

According to the police investigation, Hashimoto was an elementary school teacher in Tachikawa.

One day, he lured the 4-year-old boy to a public park, where he sexually assaulted him in a restroom.

Hashimoto had installed a video camera on his watch with which he recorded the abuse.

He then shared the video with five pedophiles.

Police arrested the 5 pedophiles after being accused of exchanging child porn with Hashimoto.

Police seized more than 100,000 images and videos of child pornography from the six pedophiles.

The other pedophiles were identified as Tetsuya Kaihotsu, 35, Tatsuya Suzuki, 23, Kohei Suzuki, 22, and a 20-year-old university student.