Man admits to taking over 1,000 upskirt photos of female supervisor

Wan Ting Koh
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SINGAPORE — She hired him to help out with her work. But the 20-year-old employee ended up taking more than 1,000 upskirt photographs of his supervisor within two months.

Mai Yi Ming pleaded guilty on Friday (24 July) to an amalgamated charge of insulting the modesty of his female supervisor over 21 occasions last year.

The court called for probation and reformative training reports for the Singaporean, who will return to court on 30 July.

Details of the victim, including her name, age, workplace, and occupation, were redacted from court documents to protect her identity.

While court documents state that the woman hired Mai, the man’s day of employment and the scope of his job were omitted.

Documents detail how Mai was caught red-handed by the victim with his phone under her skirt.

On 9 October 2019, at about 4.50pm, Mai was at the workplace and had stepped out of the toilet when he saw his supervisor at the workstation in front of him.

He then took out his mobile phone and switched on the camera function. Standing behind his employer, he then positioned his mobile phone under the woman’s skirt. He activated the shutter button on his phone, causing his phone to capture 10 photographs per second in burst mode.

The victim spotted the phone under her skirt and turned around to shout at Mai. She pushed Mai away and snatched his phone.

The victim’s colleague then called the police and Mai was arrested.

Two devices belonging to Mai – an iPad and his phone – were seized by the police for investigations. An analysis performed on his phone revealed a total of 1,015 photographs and two videos capturing the woman’s inner thighs and panties. These were taken from 11 September to 9 October last year over 21 incidents - all at the workplace.

For insulting the modesty of a woman, Mai could be jailed up to a year, or fined, or both. As his charge was amalgamated, the penalty may be twice as severe.

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