A veteran police inspector was arrested for the third time.
On September 20, Chiba Prefectural Police re-arrested Makoto Okada, 45, of Sakura City, on suspicion of forcible sexual intercourse and breaking and entering. According to the Prefectural Police Inspector’s Office, Okada broke into the room of an adult female who lived alone in the prefecture. According to the prefectural police inspector’s office, Okada allegedly entered the room of an adult female who lived alone in the prefecture, threatened her with a knife-like object, and sexually assaulted her.
The incident took place between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. on July 23, 2005. The woman filed a damage report with the local police station the day after the incident. DNA samples taken from the crime scene were matched to an Okada suspect who was arrested in another case, leading to his arrest. Okada has denied committing the crime.
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In another case, Okada allegedly entered the premises of a house in the prefecture on June 30 of this year and photographed a bathing woman’s body from the window with his smartphone. He was arrested on suspicion of violating the prefectural nuisance prevention ordinance and breaking and entering.
These are not the only two cases in which Okada was arrested. On the night of August 12 this year, he was suspected of taking a picture of a woman riding the escalator at Keisei Chiba Station (Chuo-ku, Chiba Prefecture) from behind with his smartphone.
When a man in the rear of the station became suspicious and called out, ‘Hey,’ Okada broke through the ticket gate and fled. The man alerted station staff and nearby police officers, who seized Okada on the sidewalk near the station and arrested him red-handed. Okada was very drunk. At the time, he denied committing the crime, saying that he had not taken any voyeuristic pictures.
Okada was hired in 1997. After working at the Gyotoku and Funabashi police stations, he was assigned to the 4th Investigation Division, which is in charge of gang crimes, in March of this year. According to the prefectural police, he had no major problems with his work attitude and had no drinking problems.
Former Kanagawa Prefectural Police detective and crime journalist Taihei Ogawa said.
By nature, the police are the ones who control crime,” he said. A police captain has dozens of subordinates and is in a position to instruct and supervise them. A police officer with such a large responsibility is arrested for the third time. It is hard to believe that he would be arrested for the third time.
The police take fingerprints of all police officers, but they do not have their DNA on file. The DNA was taken during the arrest for voyeurism, and it must have matched the objects at the scene of the sexual assault, and with this being the third arrest, there is a high possibility that there are extra charges.”
Mitsuhiro Kawaguchi, chief inspector of the prefectural police, commented, “It is truly regrettable that an employee has been arrested as a suspect in a heinous crime, and we will take strict action based on the results of the investigation.
Photographed by： Shinji Hasuo