Technician who took upskirt videos jailed

Technician who took upskirt videos jailed

SINGAPORE - A FILIPINO technician who took upskirt videos of five women in one day was jailed for five weeks yesterday on one charge of intruding into the privacy of a woman.

Victor Soliman Gotengco Jr, 33, admitted to one count of placing his mobile phone under the skirt of a 22-year-old accounts executive on the escalator at Yishun MRT station on Aug 22.

The identities of the women in the other four charges levelled against Gotengco are not known.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Clement Chen said Gotengco was on the escalator when he took out his mobile phone, activated the video recording mode and walked up the steps towards the woman, whose back was to him.

He positioned the phone to record underneath her skirt.

The woman was going to meet her 24-year-old boyfriend, who was already on the platform.

The boyfriend saw what Gotengco did and confronted him.

Gotengco kept his phone and walked quickly towards the train, but he was apprehended by the boyfriend.

The boyfriend then asked SMRT staff to call the police.

Gotengco could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined for the offence.


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