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Elena Chong
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Crime

Exec jailed over upskirt videos

The Straits Times | Elena Chong | Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Leon Liang Yiwei leaving the State Courts on 16 July 2014 after his case was adjourned till 6 August 2014.

A Senior sales and marketing executive who placed his mobile phone in a shopping basket to film up the skirts of two women was jailed for four weeks yesterday.

Leon Liang Yiwei, 25, admitted to one of the two charges of intruding into the privacy of a 26-year-old woman at The Market Place at Paragon shopping centre on April 12.

The court heard that he was at the supermarket in Orchard Road that evening when her saw a Caucasian woman in a green skirt. He found her attractive and decided to record an upskirt video of her, the court was told.

After activating the video recording mode of his cellphone, he placed the phone with the in-built camera facing upwards in his shopping basket.

He then went close to the woman - whose identity could not be established - and held the basket underneath her skirt for about two seconds before walking away.

While walking around the supermarket 10 minutes later, he saw the 26-year-old, who was wearing a navy coloured dress.

He decided to take a video of her as well in the same manner.

Unknown to him, the supermarket's loss prevention officer had been watching him.

The 29-year-old officer later confronted Liang outside the supermarket and called the police.

The police later found the upskirt video in Liang's mobile phone.

Liang told the court he was extremely remorseful for his actions and asked District Judge Ronald Gwee to give him a chance.

He could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined for insulting modesty.

This article was published on Aug 7 in The Straits Times.


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