UPDATE: Man who was in women's restroom at Murfreesboro store Sentenced

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37 Year old Daisuke Hondo who was arrested while in Murfreesboro for work has been sentenced under American law for "Observation Without Consent." Hondo was also convicted on a charge of "Unlawful photographing in violation of privacy."

You may recall Hondo was apprehended on April 9, 2018 for allegedly photographing and/or watching a minor without her knowledge.

Murfreesboro Detective Tommy Roberts reported that Hondo was hiding in the ladies restroom at a retail store in the Avenue. While in the restroom it was documented in a police report that he was watching women, or in the case of his arrest a teenager.

The reported victim in the case was a 15 year old girl who happened to see Hondo and chased him out of the restroom. Police arrived and arrested the suspect.

On Friday (June 22, 2018), Hondo plead guilty to "Observation Without Consent" and "Unlawful photographing in violation of privacy." Original charges of Attempted Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor were dismissed when Hondo plead guilty to the observation charge.

He was sentenced to serve 11 months and 29 days behind bars. However, that sentence was suspended and he will serve that time on "Unsupervised" probation.

Hondo, who is from Japan, told police that he was in Tennessee to work on a project for his company.

About the charge Hondo plead guilty to:

TCA 39-13-607. Observation without consent


(a) It is an offense for a person to knowingly spy upon, observe or otherwise view an individual, when the individual is in a place where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, without the prior effective consent of the individual, if the viewing:

• (1) Would offend - embarrass ordinary person if person knew he/she was being viewed;
• (2) Was for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification of the defendant.

○ (b) It is not a defense to violation of this if defendant was lawfully on premises where offense occurred.
○ (c) If the person being viewed is a minor
○ (d) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

TCA 39-13-605. Unlawful photographing in violation of privacy.

(a) It is an offense for a person to knowingly photograph, or cause to be photographed an individual, when the individual is in a place where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, without the prior effective consent of the individual, or in the case of a minor, without the prior effective consent of the minor's parent or guardian, if the photograph:

• (1) Would offend or embarrass an ordinary person if such person appeared in the photograph; and
• (2) Was taken for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification of the defendant.

○ (b) As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “photograph” means any photograph or photographic reproduction, still or moving, or any videotape or live television transmission of any individual so that the individual is readily identifiable.
○ (c) All photographs taken in violation of this section shall be confiscated and, after their use as evidence, destroyed.
○ (d) (1) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor. (2) If the defendant disseminates or permits the dissemination of the photograph to any other person, a violation of this section is a Class E felony.

Source:

MPD Arrest 18-7442

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