Man jailed for posting neighbour’s naked photos outside her flat

Man jailed for posting neighbour’s naked photos outside her flat

CrimeLibrarySingapore·2017-12-23 06:10

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A 48-year-old man by the name of Alvin Yeo Pei Jin was sentenced to 13 months’ jail on Friday, 10 November 2017 after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal intimidation, one count each of intentional harassment and mischief, as well as one count of insulting the modesty of a woman.

Another 10 charges for similar offences were taken into account during sentencing. The court heard that Yeo created a Facebook account — using the fake name of “Happy Tan” and a picture of a Taiwanese man he found off the Internet — to court women and obtain their nude photos, especially middle-aged Chinese woman with long hair.

Sometime in early June last year, he hooked up with a 48-year-old woman. They exchanged phone numbers and chatted via WhatsApp.

When she sent him some photos of herself, he then recognised her to be his neighbour. He proceeded to ask for naked pictures of her and she also sent those.

He told her he wanted to have sex with her, but she was hesitant. Deputy Public Prosecutor Raja Mohan told the court that Yeo then devised a plan to force her to find five men and have sex with them, “in the hopes that he, as her neighbour and acquaintance, may be one of them”.

He told her later that he knew who she was and where she lived, and “disparaged (her) for being the kind of person to take such photographs for a handsome man, instead of being conservative,” the prosecutor told the court.

Yeo also told the woman “to wear a paper bag over her head” when she went to work. By mid-June, she was inundated by his WhatsApp messages, so she decided to block him on the phone and on Facebook, and filed a police report.

On June 19, as she was about to go out with her two children, she spotted her nude photo — with a portion of her face ripped off — pasted outside her apartment.

Later that evening, her son returned home to find another piece of paper outside their home with these Chinese words written on it: “Tomorrow if you don’t reply my message, I will come post your big face at the door”. She lodged another police report.

Two days after that, she found another threatening message outside her unit that read, “Block me, waiting for death”, and made another police report.

Yeo was arrested by the police three months later at Changi Airport. His mobile phone was found to contain five videos, taken in December 2009, of an unknown woman showering in a bathroom.

Investigations revealed that he had taken videos of his ex-colleague showering in his company’s unisex toilet.

He had also threatened a 52-year-old woman whom he had met through Facebook, saying he would post her nude photos on the Internet if she did not want to have sex with him.

For criminal intimidation, Yeo could have been jailed up to two years and/or fined. He could also have been jailed up to six months and/or fined up to S$5,000 for intentional harassment.

For mischief and insulting a woman’s modesty, he could have been jailed up to a year and/or fined for each of the offence.

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