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7 MEN & 1 WOMAN CHARGED FOR VOYEURISM, TOOK UPSKIRT VIDEOS & FILMED WOMEN IN TOILETS

SEVEN MEN AND ONE WOMAN TO BE CHARGED WITH VOYEURISM

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Seven men, aged between 23 and 52, and a 39-year-old woman will be charged in court on 27 October 2022 for their suspected involvement in separate cases of voyeurism.

The cases are:

On 15 April 2021, a 45-year-old man allegedly recorded an upskirt image of a 44-year-old woman at a food court along Orchard Road. The man will be charged with one count of voyeurism under Section 377BB(5) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code. The man will also be charged with one count of an offence under Section 377BD(1)(b) punishable under Section 377BD(2) of the Penal Code for allegedly possessing intimate recordings of other women without their consent.

On 7 May 2021, a 37-year-old man allegedly recorded an upskirt video of a 33-year-old woman on an escalator at Harbourfront MRT station. The man will be charged with one count of voyeurism under Section 377BB(5) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code. The man will also be charged with one count of possession of obscene films under Section 30(1) of the Films Act.

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On 20 July 2021, a 27-year-old man allegedly used his phone to observe a 32-year-old woman while she was bathing at a toilet of a residential unit along Tampines Street 43. The man will be charged with one count of an offence under Section 377BB(2) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code.

On 7 August 2021, a 28-year-old man allegedly recorded an upskirt video of a 21-year-old woman on an escalator at Kovan MRT station. The man will be charged with one count of voyeurism under Section 377BB(5) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code. The man will also be charged with one amalgamated charge of voyeurism pursuant to Section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code 2010 for allegedly possessing multiple voyeuristic recordings without consent, and one additional charge of possession of child abuse material under Section 377BK(2) of the Penal Code.

Between 2 September 2021 and 26 September 2021, a 52-year-old man allegedly recorded four voyeuristic videos of a 36-year-old woman at a toilet of a residential unit along Boon Lay Place. The man will be charged with four counts of an offence under Section 377BB(3) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code.

On 17 October 2020, a 23-year-old man allegedly recorded a 31-year-old woman at a toilet of a residential unit along Choa Chu Kang Crescent. The man will be charged with one count of voyeurism under Section 377BB(5), punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code. The man will also be charged with one count of an offence under Section 377BB(3) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code.

Between 8 August 2021 and 20 June 2022, a 27-year-old man allegedly took voyeuristic videos of five women on six separate occasions at a toilet of a residential unit along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4. The man will be charged with four counts of an offence under Section 377BB(3), punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code, and two counts of an offence under Section 377BB(3) punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code 1871.

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On 18 April 2022 and 22 April 2022, a 39-year-old woman allegedly took voyeuristic photos of a 79-year-old man while bathing him on two separate occasions at a toilet of a residential unit at Punggol Central. The woman is the caregiver of the man. The woman will be charged with two counts of an offence under Section 377BB(3), punishable under Section 377BB(7) and read with Section 74A(2) of the Penal Code 1871. The woman will also be charged for three counts of distribution of intimate images under Section 377BE(1) punishable under Section 377BE(3), read with Section 74A(2) of the Penal Code 1871 for allegedly sending the intimate photos to other persons between 18 and 30 April 2022 without consent, and with intent to humiliate the man.
The offence of voyeurism, punishable under Section 377BB(7) of the Penal Code 1871, carries an imprisonment term which may extend to two years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments. The offence of possession of or gaining access to voyeuristic or intimate images or recordings punishable under Section 377BD(2) of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term which may extend to two years, a fine, or both. The offence of distributing or threatening to distribute intimate images or recordings punishable under Section 377BE(3) of the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term which may extend to five years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments. Under Section 74A(2) of the Penal Code 1871, if the victim is a vulnerable person, the court may sentence the offender to a punishment not exceeding twice the maximum punishment that the court can impose for the offence. The offence of possession of child abuse materials, punishable under Section 377BK(2) of the Penal Code 1871, carries an imprisonment term which may extend to five years, and a fine or caning. The offence of possession of obscene films punishable under Section 30(1) of the Films Act 1981 carries an imprisonment term which may extend to six months, a fine of up to $20,000, or both.

Voyeurism cases remain a key concern for the Police. The Police have zero tolerance towards such offenders who threaten the personal safety of the community, and offenders will be dealt with sternly in accordance with the law. The Police will continue to work closely with stakeholders and the community to prevent and deter voyeurism cases. The Police urge members of the public to remain vigilant against voyeurism by being aware of their surroundings and to report the matter to the Police immediately if they witness an incident of voyeurism, or are aware of someone being a victim of voyeurism. Reporting such crimes early is crucial in helping the Police identify and arrest the perpetrators.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
26 October 2022 @ 4:00 PM

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