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Japanese man arrested for child pornography possession in Thailand

Kyodo

A 43-year-old Japanese man was arrested Thursday in Bangkok on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Thai police said.

Investigators said images and videos of boys were found on electronic devices at the apartment of Tomohiro Ogawa, who works at a real estate 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.