Engineer jailed 8 weeks for taking upskirt videos of women

Darren Ng Jun Yang was sentenced to eight weeks' jail for taking upskirt videos.
Darren Ng Jun Yang was sentenced to eight weeks' jail for taking upskirt videos. PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - An engineer who took six upskirt videos of women in just over an hour at Toa Payoh MRT station and a supermarket at Toa Payoh Hub was sentenced to eight weeks' jail on Monday (May 15).

Darren Ng Jun Yang, 26, who faced seven charges including attempting to insult modesty of a woman, admitted to three counts of intruding into the privacy of women on July 14, 2015.

A court heard that Ng was shopping around the NTUC FairPrice supermarket at 7.14pm that day when he saw a woman wearing a white top and floral skirt at the poultry section. He then thought of taking an upskirt video of her.

He switched on the video recording mode of his Apple iPhone 5, placed the phone between her inner thighs from behind and captured a video of her inner thighs and panties.

About half an hour later, while browsing at the chips section, he saw another woman wearing a white printed skirt. He then approached her and squatted beside her. He placed his phone between her inner thighs and intruded upon her privacy.

At 8.16pm, he was in the same section when he took an upskirt video of a woman wearing a pink skirt and black top.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Houston Johannus said that after recording the last video, Ng proceeded to make payment but was confronted by a man near the lift of the supermarket.

The man handed Ng to a security officer, saying he caught Ng taking upskirt videos. The security officer subsequently called the police, and Ng was arrested.

Ng's lawyer T.M. Sinnadurai said his client was experiencing stress. He successfully asked the court to defer sentence to May 29 for Ng to sort out his work matters.

Ng could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined for each count of insulting modesty.