Singaporean man jailed for filming woman in changing room

The 26-year-old man has been jailed for filming the obscene visuals of two ladies

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Darren Tan Yong Xing, the 26-year-old man has been jailed for 12 weeks for filming obscene visuals of two ladies at two different incidents.The Singaporean young man was sent to jail on charges of insulting the modesty of a 21-year-old young girl and a 32-year-old bank officer.

Darren Tan Yong Xing should also pay a fine of S$2,000 for possessing four obscene films. The judge also considered five other charges while sentencing.

Details of the incident

The incident happened on April 30, 2016, at the Yio Chu Kang MRT station. As an act of insulting the modesty, Darren Tan filmed the topless 21-year-old lady while she was changing her dress. The victim suddenly noticed his mobile phone in recording mode under the partition, and soon she shouted.

After understanding that he was spotted, Darren Tan fled the area but was soon arrested by the Police, who found many obscene videos on his phone, and it includes one topless video of this 21-year-old woman.

After the investigation, police found out that Tan has committed these crimes when he was under a 12-month conditional warning for taking an upskirt video of a 31-year-old bank officer.

The incident involving bank officer happened on an escalator when Darren Tan tried to record obscene visuals by keeping the smartphone beneath the victim's skirt. As the bank officer felt a tugging sensation on her skirt, she soon looked under and found the smartphone used for recording. Dan fled from the spot quickly but was soon nabbed by the police.

More Sexual Harassment Cases

The incidents of sexual molestation cases have witnessed an all-time high in Singapore, most of them involving sexual harassment in workplaces, lonely roads, and other vulnerable areas.

Nearly one-sixth of the 338 sexual assault cases recorded by the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) last year involved the use of technology, said its report compiled by its Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC).

The report examined 60 technologically facilitated sexual violence (TFSV) cases and found one in three involved "contact-based sexual harassment", besides using mobie phones by offenders.

The SACC report has recommended that police officers and criminal court officers be given training on technology-facilitated sexual violence and image-based abuse besides launching educational and media campaigns.

Singapore State Courts data shows the number of sexual crimes hit a high of 272 cases in 2015, 233 cases in 2016 compared to 218 cases filed in 2012 and 164 cases in 2011. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has also recorded an increase in allegations of sexual abuse of children by their own family members.

The Home Affairs Ministry has opened a new one-stop centre for reporting a rape within 72 hours to avoid public hospital visit and opt for a care centre examination.

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Darren Tan Yong Xing, the 26-year-old man has been jailed for 12 weeks for filming obscene visuals of two ladies at two different incidents.The Singaporean young man was sent to jail on charges of insulting the modesty of a 21-year-old young girl and a 32-year-old bank officer.

Darren Tan Yong Xing should also pay a fine of S$2,000 for possessing four obscene films. The judge also considered five other charges while sentencing.

Details of the incident

The incident happened on April 30, 2016, at the Yio Chu Kang MRT station. As an act of insulting the modesty, Darren Tan filmed the topless 21-year-old lady while she was changing her dress. The victim suddenly noticed his mobile phone in recording mode under the partition, and soon she shouted.

After understanding that he was spotted, Darren Tan fled the area but was soon arrested by the Police, who found many obscene videos on his phone, and it includes one topless video of this 21-year-old woman.

After the investigation, police found out that Tan has committed these crimes when he was under a 12-month conditional warning for taking an upskirt video of a 31-year-old bank officer.

The incident involving bank officer happened on an escalator when Darren Tan tried to record obscene visuals by keeping the smartphone beneath the victim's skirt. As the bank officer felt a tugging sensation on her skirt, she soon looked under and found the smartphone used for recording. Dan fled from the spot quickly but was soon nabbed by the police.

More Sexual Harassment Cases

The incidents of sexual molestation cases have witnessed an all-time high in Singapore, most of them involving sexual harassment in workplaces, lonely roads, and other vulnerable areas.

Nearly one-sixth of the 338 sexual assault cases recorded by the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) last year involved the use of technology, said its report compiled by its Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC).

The report examined 60 technologically facilitated sexual violence (TFSV) cases and found one in three involved "contact-based sexual harassment", besides using mobie phones by offenders.

The SACC report has recommended that police officers and criminal court officers be given training on technology-facilitated sexual violence and image-based abuse besides launching educational and media campaigns.

Singapore State Courts data shows the number of sexual crimes hit a high of 272 cases in 2015, 233 cases in 2016 compared to 218 cases filed in 2012 and 164 cases in 2011. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has also recorded an increase in allegations of sexual abuse of children by their own family members.

The Home Affairs Ministry has opened a new one-stop centre for reporting a rape within 72 hours to avoid public hospital visit and opt for a care centre examination.

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