Man jailed for three weeks for taking video of co-tenant showering

SINGAPORE - A 48-year-old man was jailed three weeks on Monday for taking a video of his co-tenant when she was showering.

The incident took place on Dec 23 last year, around 12am.

The Malaysian and the victim were co-tenants in a HDB flat along New Upper Changi Road.

The victim, who cannot be named as there is a gag order, was about to put on her clothes after showering when she noticed a hand holding a mobile phone over the toilet door.

There was a gap between the toilet door and the ceiling, and the mobile phone was pointed towards the interior of the toilet.

After the victim shouted, her co-tenant withdrew his hand.

When she went out of the toilet, she noticed that he was seated five metres away from the toilet area and was fiddling with his phone, which was in camera mode.

She then took his phone away, and called the police.

Investigations showed that the man had heard the victim going into the toilet and knew she was showering as he heard the sound of running water. He went outside the toilet and took a video of her, but deleted the footage when she confronted him.

For insulting the modesty of a woman, he could have been jailed up to one year and fined.