A 34-year old unemployed Malaysian man, Goh Hoo Siang, was sentenced to four weeks’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to a charge for an offence of insulting the modesty of a 25-year old woman by taking a video of her in the shower.
On 15 July 2014, placed a thumbdrive with attached pinhole camera and video recording capabilities under the basin in the kitchen toilet to film the victim and her sister whom were both tenants in his home.
Subsequently, the victim took a shower and discovered the thumbdrive when it dropped from its secured position and the victim picked it up and later viewed its contents.
Although Goh tried to explain that his actions were influenced by the voyeurism which he had been diagnosed as suffering from, the Prosecution argued that the Singapore Courts have taken the view that voyeurism does not deprive a person of self-control unlike an impulse control disorder.
The Prosecution also argued that imprisonment should be imposed because there were aggravating factors in the case including the fact that the offence was well-planned and premeditated as well as the fact that Goh had betrayed the trust of his tenant and managed to capture the victim nude while she was showering which amounted to a severe intrusion of her privacy and insult of her modesty.
More information on the case may be found here.
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