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Sales executive jailed for a week for taking up-skirt pictures in women's toilets

Published on Feb 18, 2014 3:00 PM

A sales executive has been given a week's jail for trespassing into a women's toilet in a commercial building in Jurong on two occasions. Chiu Boon Siang, 38, who works for a furniture firm, admitted to entering the restrooms to try to take photographs of women in the cubicles.

A district court heard on Tuesday that Chiu's voyeuristic behaviour was most likely triggered by unbearable marital stress, according to Dr Stephen Phang, a senior consultant at the Institute of Mental Heath (IMH).

On Jan 9, 2013, a 38-year-old financial analyst saw Chiu leaving the women's toilet on the ninth floor of the Jurong building at 6.30pm. He told her that he needed to use a toilet urgently and was not familiar with where the men's restrooms were.

On Aug 22, he returned to the same building in Jurong. This time, he targeted the women's toilet on the first floor. He was seen holding his mobile phone through the gap at the bottom to take pictures of the woman in the cubicle next to him.

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