Man jailed four weeks for insulting modesty of woman by filming her taking a shower

Chu Seng Kun was jailed for four weeks on June 30, 2016, after admitting to one charge of insulting modesty.
Chu Seng Kun was jailed for four weeks on June 30, 2016, after admitting to one charge of insulting modesty.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A photographer, hired for a wedding dinner, hid a camera in the toilet of a flat which was used as a resting place before the event. His intent was to record bridesmaids taking their showers.

Malaysian Chu Seng Kun, 28, managed to record a 27-year-old woman while she was taking a shower on April 30 this year, but was caught.

He was jailed for four weeks on Thursday (June 30) after admitting to one charge of insulting modesty.

The court heard that Chu had been engaged for the wedding dinner to be held on April 30, and had arived from Malaysia that morning. He was allowed to rest and freshen up in the flat along with others.

At about 3 pm that day, he went to the toilet and set up his camera behind a toilet roll. He then covered it with a pair of gloves to hide it, and left.

Shortly after that, the woman went into the toilet for a shower. It was only when she wanted to take the toilet roll that she found the concealed camera. She switched it off and covered its lens before continuing to shower.

Later she took the camera and locked herself in a room to check. She found that she had been filmed in the nude. She also saw Chu's face in the footage. He appeared to be adjusting the camera to position it correctly. She called the police.

Chu could have been jailed for up to one year and fined for insulting the modesty of a woman.