Employer jailed 12 weeks for filming maid within the toilet

SINGAPORE — Over the span of 5 days final yr, Paul Kwan watched out for when his home helper went to mattress, as a result of that was his cue to retrieve secret recordings of her within the toilet.

The 52-year-old Canadian succeeded on three events, secretly filming the 28-year-old utilizing the lavatory and having a shower.

oOn Monday (Could 15), Kwan was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail, after he pleaded responsible to 2 costs of insulting the modesty of the 28-year-old Indonesian lady.

The court docket heard that Kwan purchased a miniature video digicam in Canada and introduced it to Singapore. He used blu-tack to mount the digicam on the wall, close to the underside of a shelf in the bathroom, which solely the maid used. He used a window scraper to cover the digicam from sight.

Kwan would go away the digicam on recording mode. After his sufferer had gone to mattress, he would retrieve the footage, downloading them into his exterior arduous disk. After that, he would place the digicam again on the identical spot.

On July 28, July 29 and Aug 1, the maid was filmed. She found the digicam on Aug 1, whereas she was cleansing the bathroom. She eliminated the digicam, packed her belongings and sought assist from her agent. A police report was lodged the identical day.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Chew Xin Ying mentioned Kwan had preyed on his sufferer when there was nobody else at house. Kwan’s son was because of return house on Aug 2 from an abroad journey.

For insulting the modesty of a girl, Kwan might have been jailed as much as 18 months for every cost, and fined.

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