27-year-old Teo Hong Wei, who was a full-time national serviceman (NSF) in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) at the time of the alleged offences, has been charged with multiple counts of voyeurism and possession of obscene videos, according to The Straits Times.
These disturbing incidents allegedly occurred at Hendon Camp, home of the commandos, where Teo, who was not a commando but a private at the time, was working as a supply assistant.
The allegations against Teo Hong Wei span a significant period, from 2019 to 2021. While at Hendon Camp, he is accused of committing the following offenses:
- November 14, 2019: Recording a 46-second video of a man showering using his mobile phone.
- November 28, 2019: Capturing 431 pictures of another man showering in a cubicle.
- Committing similar offenses at Hendon Camp six more times until December 30, 2020.
In addition to these allegations, Teo is accused of recording five videos of a man showering at the Singapore Management University (SMU) on January 15, 2021, and four more similar videos in February 2021.
Teo Hong Wei’s Background
Teo Hong Wei was not a commando but held the rank of a private during the alleged offenses. He completed his national service in 2021, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).
Mindef emphasized that the SAF upholds high standards of discipline and integrity, stating that servicepersons who commit offenses will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The Legal Proceedings
In August 2023, Teo Hong Wei was officially charged with ten counts of voyeurism and one count of being in possession of obscene videos.
However, details about the alleged victims were not disclosed in court documents, nor was it revealed how these offenses came to light.
Teo is expected to return to court and plead guilty to these charges on October 26.