31 y.o Burmese national, Han Win Tun, was jailed for 13 weeks today (11 Jan) after pleading guilty to four charges against him for producing obscene films, deleting evidence which resulted in the obstruction of justice and also for insulting a woman’s modesty.
The charges were brought against him as he was caught for filming a man in campus toilet where he was a postgraduate student, another 17 occasions of filming various men in toilets around Singapore and eight videos of a couple getting in on in a campus dormitory.
Five other charges brought against him were taken into consideration during his sentencing.
Recorded man in toilet
On 16 August 2019, Han recorded a man in the cubicle beside him while the man was engaging in some ‘individual private activity’ inside the cubicle while peeking at him over the cubicle door.
He took a total of two videos and a photo of the victim while he was engaging in his ‘private fun time’.
The victim noticed Han and left the cubicle immediately, calling campus security who in turn called the Police.
During this time, Han stayed inside the cubicle and deleted the photos.
Recorded couple in dorm
On 21 May 2019, Han chanced upon a couple ‘getting it on’ inside their dormitory.
He decided to film several videos of them engaging in the act and one of those videos captured the woman engaging in the act not wearing anything.
This caused him to be charged with insulting the modesty of a woman.
Evidence found in his phone
The Police seized his mobile device and found a total of 91 films inside.
The videos were found inside his ‘recently deleted’ folder and extracted by the Police.
Further investigations also showed that he had also recorded 17 men across toilets in Singapore between June and August 2019.
In court, the prosecutor asked for Han to be sentenced to at least 14 weeks of jail as his ‘acts of voyeurism’ had carried on for about a year before he was caught.
The victims who were recorded were also unaware that they were being filmed.
Han’s defense lawyer asked for not more than 12 weeks as Han had already been suspended from his studies and will be deported after finishing his jail term.
The judge before sentencing noted Han’s guilty plea and said that he cannot be considered as a first time offender as he had done this quite frequently.
However, she granted him deferment of his sentence till February to allow him time to settle his personal matters.
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