men blackmailed a man for extra than 3 million once they caught him taking illicit images of a excessive faculty female at a train station in Machida town, police stated on Friday.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Masashi Nakamura, 22, and a male partner for allegedly squeezing three.41 million yen in hush cash out of the man via claiming every other associate turned into with the victim at Machida Station, NHK reviews (November 18).
Nakamura, who has been charged with extortion, denies the expenses, quoted by way of police as announcing he “received the coins but I by no means threatened him,” while his partner has admits to the fees.
In a scheme referred to as “upskirt photographer hunters,” the suspects led the man round to comfort shops, banks and patron finance machines to gather the cash after they caught him taking photographing up the skirt of a high school girl on an escalator on the station.
The suspects allegedly advised the man, “You took the images, didn’t you? We’ve got a person with the sufferer right now. The settlement will fee three million yen.”
Police believe the suspects may want to have again and again been going for walks the scheme as an prepared group, Nippon information network mentioned.