Jailed for taking upskirt shots

Jailed for taking upskirt shots
Lim Kwang Yeow, 54, received a nine-month jail sentence because of the number of offences he committed over a short time.

SINGAPORE - A 54-year-old logistics officer was jailed for nine months on Oct 2 for taking 243 upskirt videos and pictures of women.

In sentencing Lim Kwang Yeow, District Judge Christopher Goh said that the sheer number of offences over a short period of time - between June 22 and Aug 2 in 2011 - made a stiff sentence appropriate.

"Every woman has the right to walk around without having her modesty insulted," he said.

Lim was caught on Oct 13, 2011, after a woman complained to a customer service officer at Centrepoint Shopping Centre, where the accused worked, that he might have taken an upskirt picture of her.

When security officers approached Lim, he admitted to using his mobile phone to take such pictures.

They called the police.

While there was no image of the woman who made the complaint, the police did uncover hundreds of upskirt pictures of other victims.

It was later found that Lim had targeted victims in shopping centres, MRT stations and even on trains.

Pleading for leniency, Lim, who did not have a lawyer, said he was a first-time offender and had committed the offences because he was suffering from stress due to financial problems.

The slim, bespectacled man also said that he was supporting his family and his aged mother.

The maximum penalty is a year's jail and a fine on each charge.

BASIC RIGHTS

Every woman has the right to walk around without having her modesty insulted.

- District Judge Christopher Goh


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