Ex-SCDF officer jailed 5 weeks for filming upskirt videos of colleague

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A former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer was on Wednesday (17 May) jailed five weeks for filming upskirt videos of a colleague last year.

Poh Siok Peng, 45, was convicted on two counts of insulting the modesty of a woman earlier this month. He was caught after a “sting” operation filmed him in his act.

Poh, who is married with two children, was attached to the Strategic Planning Department at SCDF’s Ubi headquarters when he filmed his 26-year-old colleague.

Between January and February last year, the woman noticed that Poh would frequent her office cubicle to chat with her beyond lunch and tea time. Unlike her other colleagues, who stood beside her desk, Poh would sit in front of her, especially when she was wearing a skirt or dress.

He would also constantly bend down to look, as if he were reaching for something under her desk.

The woman noticed something was amiss when she saw a light flash from under her desk during a chat with Poh one day. She realised that Poh was taking upskirt photographs of her with his mobile phone.

Alarmed and distressed, the woman told the SCDF’s Director of Manpower about the incident on 3 March 2016.

Poh was caught after the SCDF Provost unit decided to plant hidden cameras around the woman’s cubicle on 9 March. On the same day, Poh went to the woman’s desk and was filmed taking upskirt videos.

In sentencing Poh, District Judge Kessler Soh agreed with the prosecution that there was a degree of premeditation. However, the judge accepted that there was a relatively low degree of intrusion on Poh’s part as the woman was wearing safety pants.

For each charge of insulting the modesty of a woman, Poh could have been jailed for up to a year and/or fined.