A 49 year old man who worked as a Teacher pleaded guilty in court today (25 Feb) for taking videos of his fellow colleagues and students in the gents in school, as well as several men in his condominium’s clubhouse toilet.
He was caught because he stupidly tried to take a recording of a Police Investigation Officer in his condominium’s clubhouse toilet.
Between February 2017 and April 2018, he had took almost 128 of such videos.
117 out of the 128 were taken in the toilet urinals or in his condo’s clubhouse toilet and all were without consent.
The remaining nine videos which showed content of men ‘stroking’ themselves with their genitals in full view were allegedly consented by those in the film.
The Modus Operandi (MO) used by the teacher would be to stand at the urinal next to the one his victims were using and start to film them.
Many of the videos exposed the man’s face and genitals and three of them captured young boys showering in the toilet.
There were a minimum of three videos of his fellow teachers in school and also a minimum of two of his students.
He was then arrested on 15 April 2018 when he targeted the wrong person.
Tried to film Police Officer
A 31 year old investigation officer from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) had went for a swim and decided to take a shower in the condo’s toilet before drying himself on a bench.
The teacher then went into the toilet to carry out his MO, this time on the pretext of finding his access card.
He then stood on a bench where the SPF officer was and pointed his phone camera downwards towards him, saying that he had left his access card on the shower ledge.
He then left the toilet in a hurry after managing to record a minute long video.
This arose the suspicions of the SPF officer who went to retrieve his lanyard and warrant card from his relative’s unit before searching for the teacher.
After he found the teacher, he identified himself and told the teacher what his suspicions were which the teacher replied that he did not film the SPF officer undressed.
However, the teacher handed the iPhone over, pleaded for a chance and at the guardhouse, unlocked his phone and out popped the video he recorded.
A Police report was then lodged by the security guard on duty.
If the teacher is convicted of making obscene films, he can receive an imprisonment term of up to two years and/or fined up to $40,000.
For public nuisance, he can be fined up to $1,000.
Those convicted of voyeurism can be given up to two years imprisonment, fined, caned or any of the three.
His sentencing date is due on 23 March.
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