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The Straits Times
Oct 25, 2022
A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voyeurism after filming without consent two women he was separately intimate with while he was a student at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The man, who cannot be named due to a gag order, was a fourth-year undergraduate in NUS. He was expelled in 2021.
The court heard on Tuesday that he had met both women on dating app Tinder.
The man started talking to the first victim, an 18-year-old woman, in October 2020, and they agreed to meet for sex on Oct 23 in his room. While being intimate, the woman noticed that the camera on the man’s mobile phone was pointed at them.
She asked the man if he was recording them, but he denied it. She then took his phone and placed it under a pillow before they resumed. After the encounter, the man asked the woman several times if he could record them being intimate and she said no.
Later that day, the man asked the woman to be his girlfriend. She refused and he told her he would no longer contact her if she rejected him.
Investigations revealed that the man had in fact recorded a video of himself having sex with the woman. Both of them were completely naked in the video.
The man met the second victim – a 20-year-old female student – on Nov 15, 2020, also through Tinder.
They agreed to have sex and the man used his mobile phone to record the act. She did not consent to him making the recording.
On Tuesday, District Judge Luke Tan called for a report to assess the man’s suitability for a mandatory treatment order – a community sentencing option for offenders suffering from mental conditions which have contributed to their committing the offence.
The man’s next court date is on Dec 1. Those found guilty of voyeurism can be jailed for up to two years, fined or caned.