Mastermind of obscene video-sharing group jailed, fined in 'worst case of its kind'

Mastermind of obscene video-sharing group jailed, fined in 'worst case of its kind'

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-31 17:50

The founder of an online group that shared and distributed voyeuristic videos of semi-nude and partially undressed women was given the maximum two years’ jail and fined $80,000 in a case that the prosecution called the “worst of its kind”.

Following a two-day trial earlier this week, former security guard Ali V P Mohamed, 46, was found guilty of one count of possessing 801 obscene films for the purposes of distribution, a breach under the Films Act.

In passing the verdict, District Judge (DJ) Kessler Soh pointed out that Ali, who is single and lives with his mother, did not dispute possessing the films and, in fact, admitted that there were more films. He rejected the argument that Ali kept the films for the purpose of categorisation, and to expose the wrongdoers.

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