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A 41-year-old official of the municipal government of Konan, Shiga Prefecture, has been arrested for trespassing into a women’s changing room at a leisure facility in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, dressed as a woman, it was learned Saturday.

The suspect was identified as Ryuhei Kameda. He reportedly told police, “I know I am a man, but I want to live as a woman.”

According to investigators, Kameda dressed up as a woman and entered the changing rooms at around 5:30 p.m. Friday. He was quoted as saying he had taken a dip in the facility’s pool in a bikini.

Facility staff were alerted by other users that a strange person was on the premises. When Kameda tried to leave, they stopped him and notified police. Kameda was visiting the facility while on holiday, according to police.

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