Police arrest ex-principal for child porn; find photos of more than 12,000 females


The former principal of a junior high school in Yokohama was arrested Wednesday for taking photos of sexual acts with a teenage girl in Manila at around the start of 2014.

Police sources said officers found nearly 150,000 such photos involving more than 12,000 females, contained in around 400 albums, in the home of Yuhei Takashima, 64.

The sources said Takashima admitted to violating the law on child prostitution and pornography and told them he had wanted to keep records of females he met.

He allegedly told the police that about 10 percent of the females were younger than 18.

He reportedly began to buy sex from local females when he spent three years in the Philippines on business starting 1988. Since then, he has traveled there 65 times.