Teacher accused of soliciting nude pictures from middle school boy
tokyoreporter.com -- Oct 24
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 29-year-old male elementary school teacher for allegedly requesting that a boy send him indecent pictures, reports NHK (Oct. 23).

On the night of September 6, Daiki Munekawa allegedly wrote to the boy, then 12, via a social-networking service, “I want to see you in pajamas.”

The boy responded by sending several nude photographs of himself, the Fussa Police Station said.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of violating the anti-child pornography law, Munekawa admitted to the allegations. “I could not control my sexual desire,” the suspect was quoted by police.

Munekawa teaches part-time at a school in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture. The boy lives in Saitama Prefecture.

Daiki Munekawa (Twitter)

“Provide thorough guidance”

According to police, the suspect and the boy got to know one another via the networking service about one year ago. They have been messaging each other ever since.

“We will train staff and provide thorough guidance,” a representative from Munekawa’s school said.

“At the moment, the only information available indicates that [Munekawa] was arrested. Other details are to be confirmed,” the Matsudo City Board of Education said. “As a means of emotional support, we will dispatch a school counselor to the school.”

埼玉県内に住む中学1年の男子生徒にわいせつな画像を送らせたとして、小学校教師の男が逮捕されました。  千葉県松戸市立稔台小学校の臨時講師・宗川大樹容疑者(29)は先月6日、埼玉県に住む中学1年の男子生徒(当時12)に裸の画像を送らせて児童ポルノを製造した疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、宗川容疑者は1年前にSNSで男子生徒と知り合ったということです。小学校は「職員に研修をし、指導を徹底します」とコメントしています。
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