IBM CEO Busted for Upskirt iPodomy

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IBM Japan’s CEO has been unveiled as a sex criminal after he was caught putting his iPod up the skirt of an unsuspecting female victim, although IBM insists his abrupt resignation was due to “personal reasons” and refuses to comment on the fact it has apparently been under the control of a common chikan for the past 13 years.

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According to police, 63-year-old  Takuma Otoshi, IBM Japan’s recently retired CEO, used an iPod to take upskirt videos of a woman riding an escalator at Yotsuya Station in Tokyo one morning.

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A bystander spotted him and began berating him, whilst yet another tipped off station staff, who detained him as a chikan, at which point he admitted the offence.

Incriminating videos were also recovered from his iPod; he explained his crime to police by saying “I was interested in peeping.”

Police intend to prosecute him for voyeurism related offences under Tokyo’s anti-nuisance ordinances, commonly used to prosecute minor sex criminals.

However, they refrained from arresting him like any other non-civil servant “as he has a solid background and he is a low flight risk.”

Otoshi joined IBM Japan in 1971 and worked his way up the ranks, being promoted to CEO in 1999, a position which he held until his recent resignation, which supposedly has nothing to do with his arrest despite having occurred in the same month.

He also sits on the boards of a variety of universities and NPOs, and still holds the probable sinecure of “Supreme Advisor” at IBM. However, his profile page on IBM’s website has mysteriously disappeared.

IBM for its part is desperate to avoid commenting on the matter, having provided various reporters a litany of excuses: “he resigned due to personal circumstances,” “we don’t know the details,” “we are looking into the matter” and “as he has already resigned we wish to refrain from commenting on the matter.”

It is not clear to what extent he indulged such interests whilst holding his position, but given the nature of such pastimes a long-term interest is far from unlikely.


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