Raffles Place, Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

A 29-year-old Singaporean man was given 16 weeks in jail on Thursday after getting caught red-handed taking upskirt videos of a woman he had met through a dating app. It was their first date.

On December 16 last year, Teo Chun Peng, a former bank employee, dated a 31-year-old woman he had chatted with some time earlier via the mobile application Tinder, The Straits Times reported.

At 8:10pm, after dinner at Republic Plaza, a building in Singapore’s central business district, the woman said she wished to return to her office, and Teo escorted her. While the duo were taking an escalator down the building in Raffles Place, Teo went ahead, and turned around to chat with his date. His right leg was propped up with his mobile phone on his thigh.

The victim told the court that she found this odd, and became suspicious as she apparently could feel the device brushing against her knees.  

She confronted Teo, who tried to run away but failed. His mobile phone was then found to contain an indecent upskirt video of her.

Later the police confirmed that there was another indecent video of the victim taken during the dinner, and it was not the first time the defendant had taken upskirt videos.

Teo was found in possession of more indecent videos, including two taken last November of a 28-year-old former bank colleague, and another five upskirt videos of a 27-year-old colleague.

According to Singapore law, anyone convicted of insulting a person’s modesty can be sentenced to up to one year in jail and/or fined for each count.