Jail for lewd Malaysian doc in Britain

PETALING JAYA - A Malaysian doctor working in Britain has pleaded guilty in a London court to secretly filming over 1,000 people without their knowledge with hidden cameras at public places, toilets and even in his own house.

The court heard that Yeoh Lam Hoe, a hearing consultant, used cameras disguised as pen drives and watches to make the recordings, said a BBC report.

Prosecutor Peter Clement was quoted as saying that Yeoh's crimes were discovered when he left a recording device in a toilet block at St Anthony's Hospital in Surrey near a desk where two women were working.

"The device fell from the position when it was recovered by one of the two ladies.

"Examination that day showed the device had captured and recorded one of those ladies using the lavatory.

"But he had inadvertently filmed himself securing that device," Clement said.

Yeoh, 61, admitted to seven counts of voyeurism, six charges of making indecent images of a child and one of possessing extreme pornography at the Croydon Crown Court, after being arrested in April. He had captured more than 1,000 people in his videos between Jan 1, 2011 and April 15 this year.

The BBC reported that Yeoh had used graphic descriptions to label footage he had recorded and that several children aged between three and 14 were featured.

Clement also said that when Yeoh was arrested, he had a USB drive hanging from his neck, containing footage labelled "Cardiff Train Teenager".

The Daily Mail reported that Yeoh was sentenced to eight years in jail, of which he will serve five years before being released on licence.