Singapore boss jailed after a decade of sexual harassment

The vice president allegedly took upskirt photos of employees

Singapore boss jailed after a decade of sexual harassment

A vice president (VP) of a company in Singapore was jailed for one year for taking and keeping upskirt photos of his female employees.

For nearly 10 years, the VP had used an array of spy-like devices to capture sexually compromising images of 11 women, including his subordinates. When he was found out in 2016, he was immediately sacked while police started investigations.

He used mobile phones, digital and spy cameras to take the photos during work meetings. The court heard one of the devices was shaped like a USB thumb drive while another looked like a pen.

“Given the frequency of the work meetings, the accused was able to obtain multiple such shots of the victims in this manner,” said deputy public prosecutor Eunice Lau. “These shots also included photographs and video recordings of the victims on overseas work trips.”

Lau added that the VP was also fond of Photoshopping images of his victims into pornographic backgrounds.

His offences took place from 2007 to October 2016. He was first found out in September 2016, when three of his colleagues got suspicious after seeing him holding his phone precariously near one of the victims on separate occasions.

They alerted the company’s head of HR and a police report was filed on October 4, 2016, reported the Straits Times.

After providing a statement to the police, it was heard that the VP went back to his office the next day to obtain two recording devices and threw them away. He was also charged for disposing the devices which could have been used as evidence.

For each count of the charge – “insulting a woman’s modesty” – he could have been jailed for up to a year and fined. He received a year after pleading guilty to 28 counts of the offence.

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