Sales executive secretly took videos of men

Sales executive secretly took videos of men

CrimeLibrarySingapore·2018-01-08 03:05

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The prosecution had urged the court to punish 27-year-old Teo Han Jern with a six-month jail term. Using his mobile phone, Teo, a sales executive, secretly took videos and photos of men.

He committed almost all of his offences at the Paragon and Cathay shopping malls and was caught when he went to a toilet on the ground floor of Paragon tried to film a man who was inside a cubicle by placing his phone over the partition.

The victim spotted the device, snatched it away and reported Teo to the mall's concierge. The police were alerted.

Teo pleaded guilty to five counts of making obscene films, for which he was jailed for four weeks each, four counts of being a public nuisance for the photos he took ($1,000 fine each), and one count of having an obscene film (two weeks' jail).

The judge wrote that the fundamental question is whether a man is capable of having his modesty insulted in the same way as that of a woman. While some may argue that everyone's privacy, regardless of gender, should be equally protected, this debate is for Parliament, not the courts, he added.

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