Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road, Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

A 25-year-old man was jailed for two weeks by a Singapore court on Monday after pleading guilty to taking upskirt videos and photos of a female customer inside a bookshop last November.

On November 1, 2016, Samuel Ho Qi-ying was caught filming and photographing a woman in a Kinokuniya bookstore branch in Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road, The Straits Times reported.

Ho targeted a woman who was standing in one of the aisles and approached her from behind. He crouched down and put his mobile phone with video mode on under the woman’s dress three times.

A bookshop assistant saw Ho taking indecent videos during the second attempt of filming, prompting Ho to walk into a quiet corner to delete the videos and photos on the device. However, his behavior was caught by a closed-circuit television camera in the shop.

The court heard that the only reason the defendant had visited the bookstore was to shoot upskirt videos and photos, as there were many female customers.

According to Singapore law, offenders can be jailed for up to one year and/or fined for insulting the modesty of a woman.

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