SINGAPORE — A man who allegedly filmed two women showering and using the toilet on separate occasions was charged in court with insulting their modesty on Wednesday (2 October).
The 22-year-old Singaporean is accused of filming a woman showering in a room at Orchard Hotel on 2 December 2015 at about 1.30am, and filming another woman relieving herself in a toilet at a condominium in the east of Singapore on 23 December 2016, at around 8.30pm.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victims, placed a recording device within the toilets in both instances. Court documents did not state the ages of the women, nor their relationship with the man.
On Wednesday, the man applied for permission to leave Singapore in order to continue his studies at the top university in the United Kingdom. His lawyer Kalidass Murugaiyan told the court that the man is an undergraduate and needed to return to the UK before his term commenced on 13 October, in order to move to his new residence.
In applying for permission, Kalidass said that the man has his roots in the Republic and was not a flight risk. The man also had no previous brush with the law and was fully cooperative with the authorities, the lawyer told the court.
He was granted permission by the court to leave Singapore, with his bail set at $20,000.
As part of his bail conditions, the man must furnish his complete travel itinerary before departure to the investigation officer overseeing his case
He must also provide the full details of his residence and contact numbers. He is also required to remain contactable and to surrender his passport to the officer within 24 hours of returning to Singapore.
The man will be back in court on 11 December to face additional charges.
If convicted for insulting the modesty of a woman, the man may be jailed up to a year and/or fined on each count.