Man jailed for 2 weeks for forcing open toilet door and using criminal force on woman

Liu Jian was jailed for two weeks on after he admitted to criminal trespass and using criminal force on a woman.
Liu Jian was jailed for two weeks on after he admitted to criminal trespass and using criminal force on a woman.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A Chinese national broke the door to get into the toilet to confront a woman who had caught him taking a video of her in the shower.

A court heard that the 36-year-old woman, also from China, was taking a shower in the flat in Bedok - where they were both tenants - at about 12.20am on April 21 this year when she saw a white mobile phone at a gap above the toilet door . It was on a recording mode.

She immediately banged the toilet door and opened it slightly to see who the person was. She saw Liu Jian trying to run away, quickly closed the door and locked it again.

Shortly afterwards, realising that he had been spotted, Liu, 32, returned to the toilet and broke open the door to get in to confront the woman.

He grabbed her by the forearms, and pushed her against the wall, telling her not to report the matter to anyone. He released his grip only after she promised not to tell anyone.

As soon as he walked out she put on her clothes and sought the landlord's help. She called the police.

Liu was jailed for two weeks on Thursday (June 9) after he admitted to criminal trespass and using criminal force on the woman.

Two other charges of insulting a woman's modesty were taken into consideration in sentencing.

He could have been jailed for up to three months and fined up to $1,500 on each of the two proceeded charges.