Even before the Wuhan coronavirus or COVID-19 infection landed on Singaporean shores, the peeping tom virus seems to have taken root in the male student population of Singapore.
In a report from The Straits Times, three male students from three different Singaporean schools have all pleaded guilty to insulting their victims’ modesty.
All three of the accusedbasically followed their victims into a toilet or shower stall then proceeded to peep at them through the use of their mobile phones–also ending up recording footage of the women bathing.
Who are these male voyeurs?
The same report named the three perverts.
Tee, 18, RP
Republic Polytechnic (RP) student Tee Ze Qian, who is Singaporean, reportedly followed his schoolmate into a toilet and tried to insult her modesty.
Tee, who was 18 years old, pleaded guilty to one count each of criminal trespass and attempting to insult a woman’s modesty. The report said that he entered a female shower area in April last year to watch a girl showering. When the female victim left the stall to retrieve something, she saw him standing outside it.
He told her that he had made a mistake entering the wrong area, then left. The victim, however, notified the polytechnic’s discipline master, who then told the police on May 2, 2019.
Tee has been suspended since May last year.
Anh, 23, NTU
Pham Nguyen Tuan Anh, a student at Nanyang Technological University, was sentenced to jail for eight weeks and fined $2,000. His victim reportedly entered a male toilet area at 10:15 pm on April 17, 2019 to take a shower. Anh then followed.
Court documents did not say why she had entered the male toilet area. Anh then entered an adjacent cubicle and recorded her taking a shower with his mobile phone.
When she noticed him, she knocked louds on the cubicle wall between her and Anh, who then quickly fled the scene. He deleted the video during his escape.
Police arrested Anh and searched his electronic devices, which contained four obscene videos.
Lim, 18, NUS
The last and youngest of the accused named Zachary Lim Yong Hao was a student in a junior college when he committed the crime. He admitted to preying on a woman in a toilet area as well.
According to the same report, he entered a female shower area at the NAtional University of Singapore (NUS) on March 17, 2019. He hid in one cubicle and waited. He was 18 years old at the time he committed the crime.
He lay in wait, and about an hour later a woman entered a cubicle next to the one he was hiding in. The woman was shocked when she saw that he was peering down at her from above the cubicle divider.
She immediately left the shower stall and returned two hours later with police officers, but Lim was long gone by then. Fice days later, the woman filed a report.
Undeterred, Lim enrolled in NUS after he finished junior college. School security officers caught him in the act of peeping, and they notified the police.
What’s their status?
The report said that one of them, Tee, was being considered for probation. Tee and Lim had been offered $5,000 bail each.