Japanese man arrested for child pornography possession in Thailand
Japan Today -- Feb 10
A 43-year-old Japanese man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Thai police said Thursday.

According to investigations, images and videos of boys were found on electronic devices at the Bangkok apartment of Tomohiro Ogawa, who works at a property company in the Thai capital. He is suspected of sharing them over the internet with friends.

The police also suspect him of exchanging images with members of a child pornography ring in Japan that was busted by Kanagawa prefectural police last year.

Ogawa did not respond to questioning by the police, who are also investigating whether he was involved in the photography of underage boys in Thailand.

タイで児童ポルノ画像を作成・所持したなどの疑いで日本人の男が逮捕されました。 タイ警察によりますと、バンコク在住で不動産会社に勤務する小川友宏容疑者(43)は、自宅のパソコンなどに未成年の男児の裸が写った画像や動画などを大量に所持したり他人に送ったりした疑いが持たれています。
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