Man jailed for trying to take upskirt photo of woman

A technician, who held a cellphone under a woman's skirt, was jailed for one week on Monday for attempting to insult the modesty of the woman. Gwee Kim Tee, 59, admitted to the offence at the void deck of Block 953 Jurong West Street 91 at about 11pm on April 12 last year.

A magistrate's court heard that the 49-year-old woman was using a public phone at the void deck when she felt something touching her leg. She turned around and saw Gwee standing behind her and holding onto his mobile phone. She also noticed a flash of light under her skirt.

Gwee ran away after the woman shouted for help. She went after him but lost sight of him on the fourth-floor of Block 950.

She called the police who then made house-to-house checks on the fourth floor. They interviewed Gwee who admitted to the act. He could have been jailed for up to six months and/or fined.