He filmed over 200 obscene videos of women in shopping malls

Singapore:  A sales manager, who had shot over 200 upskirt videos of women at shopping malls without their knowledge, has been sentenced to nine months jail by a court here.

35-year-old Soo Ee Hock, who had taken 201 video clips of women between November 2008 and March last year, has pleaded guilty of intruding into the privacy of women.

Soo, a married man, used to clip a pen with a built-in video camera to his laptop bag and place it under the skirt of women standing in front of him on an escalator, reported the online Straits Times.

He would then transfer all the images to his laptop and and save them onto a CD.

He was caught on July 7, 2009, at Junction 8 Bishan Shopping Centre after a woman reported him to the police.

While pronouncing the judgment recently, District Judge Lee Poh Choo said Soo knew full well what he was doing and was a serial offender.

Lee said Soo had intended to keep those images for a long time as he had burnt them onto a CD, and "that shows the extent of his perverted mind."

Soo plans to appeal against the sentence and was offered a bail of SGD 20,000.

For taking upskirt videos, he could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined on each charge. 
Story First Published: December 14, 2010 18:23 IST

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