Prosecutors have released Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee, who was arrested Monday in Tokyo on suspicion of selling photo collections containing images of male genitalia, police sources said Thursday.
The prosecutors also released two Japanese organizers of a photo exhibition who allegedly sold photo books containing the images.
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office skipped seeking detention warrants from a court after the three acknowledged the allegations, the sources said.
Tokyo-based Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee was arrested Monday on suspicion of obscenity after selling books containing pictures of male genitals at a gallery in Tokyo, police said.
The 41-year-old photographer, known for his pictures of Japanese pop stars including Ayumi Hamasaki, Yumi Matsutoya and Kumi Koda, was arrested along with two Japanese publishing firm employees.
The trio sold seven copies of a book “containing many photographs explicitly showing male genitals and others” to two customers at the gallery in the upscale shopping and entertainment district of Minami Aoyama, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman said.