Man held for alleged defamation over obscene video of female athlete
Written by tokyoclub on June 22, 2021
In a law-enforcement first, a 57-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of damaging the reputation of a female athlete by posting a video he secretly took of her in a sexualized context on a porn site, police said.
Hiroshi Ishigami from Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture is accused of taking an eight-minute video of a volleyball player using an infrared camera to highlight her underwear under her clothes and charging people to view it on a porn site between November 2018 and March this year, according to the Chiba prefectural police.
The video was filmed while the athlete was warming up and when she was competing, they said.
Tens of other videos were posted on the site, including footage emphasizing the breasts and other parts of female athletes’ bodies, police said.
Ishigami has admitted to the allegation, police said, adding they suspect he earned a total of around 6 million yen ($54,000) since 2015 through the sale of the videos, including at other websites.