Man jailed for filming upskirt video of teenage girl in Orchard Road

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A man who filmed an upskirt video of a teenage girl in an apparel store in Orchard Road was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Monday (12 June). Personal assistant Junus Tan Jun-Rong, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of insulting the modesty of a 17-year-old girl.

The court heard that on 12 July last year, the girl was shopping at Lacoste at Shaw House, Orchard Road, when the incident happened.

As she was browsing through the store, Tan approached her from behind and did a half squat. He then placed his mobile phone under the victim’s skirt and switched on the video recording function. He was spotted by Lacoste store assistant Deang Donnabel Nuque who immediately confronted him. A second witness called the police.

Tan managed to delete the video before the police arrived at the scene. After his phone was seized, the police did not manage to recover any incriminating videos or images from it. Deputy Public Prosecutor Crystal Tan sought a two-week jail sentence for Tan.

In mitigation, Tan’s lawyer T M Sinnadurai said that his client was suffering from a situational stress disorder resulting from his work at the time of the offence. He said that Tan, who is undergoing counselling, has had the condition for some two years before the offence.

However, he admitted that Tan’s condition had no causal link to the offence. Sinnadurai suggested that Tan could have deleted the video in a “moment of panic”.

In sentencing Tan, District Judge Imran Hamid said that Tan’s offence was a “brazen act” that intruded on the privacy of women and that women have the right to wear whatever they want. For insulting the modesty of a woman, Tan could have been jailed for up to a year and/or fined.

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