Peeping Tom jailed a week for loitering around female toilets

Francis Peh Jin Rong, 27, was jailed for a week for loitering in female toilets.
Francis Peh Jin Rong, 27, was jailed for a week for loitering in female toilets.PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A peeping Tom who was found loitering in female toilets was jailed for a week on Wednesday (Dec2).

Sales executive Francis Peh Jing Rong, 27, was found peeking into the female toilet when a staff member of Holiday Inn Atrium was standing at the water basin area of the second level female toilet on Sept 15 last year. He had been banned from entering the hotel in Outram Road the previous year.

On the evening of Jan 20 this year, he trespassed into the female toilet on the 17th level of Singapore Land Tower at Raffles Place.

A female tenant had complained that there was a man in the Level 17 toilet. Two security officers waited outside and, minutes later, Peh came out and was detained.

Peh pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass. He was allowed to defer sentence until Dec 28 to sort out his work and spend Christmas with his family.

In 2013 he was fined a total of $3,000 for criminal trespass and insulting modesty.

His lawyer Louis Joseph urged District Judge Ng Peng Hong to consider sentencing his client to the maximum fine of $1,500 on the basis that Peh suffers from a psychiatric ailment. He said Peh is receiving counselling and willing to be treated for his voyeuristic disorder.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Dwayne Lum said voyeurism is not a mitigating factor, adding that Peh was in full control of his actions and knew what he was doing.

Peh could have been jailed for up to three months and fined up to $1,500 on each charge.