(Press Coverage) Man Gets Jail For Taking Multiple Upskirt Videos

According to a Channel News Asia article dated 29th of April 2019, a man who took multiple upskirt videos of women was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment.

The man, 28, pleaded guilty to five charges of insulting a woman’s modesty, with another 17 charges taken into consideration.

The court heard that the married man recorded a total of 21 clips between April 2014 and March 2015, with nine from the Singapore Institute of Management campus at Clementi Road.

He also recorded clips in a bus; at an escalator at Harbourfront MRT Station and UOB Plaza at Raffles Place.

In another case on August 2014, the man was riding an escalator up a building when he saw a woman in a navy blue skirt and developed the urge to take an upskirt video of her, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Alexander Woon.

He positioned his gold iPhone 5 under the woman’s skirt and filmed a 10-second video clip of her inner thighs.

A month later, he filmed two other victims in the same manner, followed by a clip of another victim some weeks later.

He continued his offences until he was caught on March 30th, 2015, while filming an upskirt video of a woman in a black dress on a staircase at Alexandra Retail Centre.

A passer-by spotted him and demanded him to hand over his phone.

The passer-by then checked the man’s phone and saw a clip of the woman’s thighs. After informing the victim about what had just happened, he called the Police.

After the man was arrested, police seized his iPhone 5, along with several other items including an iPad, a laptop and a hard disk.

The prosecution asked for a jail term not exceeding 18 weeks’, saying that the offences had been committed in public and happened frequently until a passer-by spotted the crime.

The man’s defence lawyer Amarjit Singh Sidhu asked for a reduced sentence instead, pointing to a report from the Institute of Mental Health that said the man had been diagnosed with voyeuristic disorder.

While no causal link was found between his condition and the offences, the lawyer asked the court to give weight to the report.

He added that the man has a newborn daughter and urged the court to consider the “hardship that the young family will have to experience”.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/man-jailed-upskirt-videos-including-women-at-sim-11488058

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