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NTU grad jailed for filming naked men in showers

One day in June 2018, Koh "felt a sudden urge" to record a group of men at the toilet.

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Singapore — A fresh graduate of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) secretly filmed several men while they were showering at a Toa Payoh Safra clubhouse.

Singaporean Koh Kah Hock (24), an intern at the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre, started recording the voyeuristic videos of men in showers in Jan 2018. He was still an undergraduate student at the time when he committed the offences.

Koh reportedly sneaked his hand under the shower cubicles as he recorded footage of the naked victims. He also set up cameras to record men in their swimwear at the changing areas of the clubhouse.

One day in June 2018, Koh “felt a sudden urge” to record a group of men at the toilet.

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Koh entered an empty cubicle and began recording the 31-year-old victim showering in the next stall. He used his mobile phone to film the victims.

The victim, however, noticed what Koh was doing and confronted him about it. He grabbed Koh’s phone and demanded to see what was in it.

Koh was taken to the lifeguard and security officers on duty. Police arrested him the following day.

Police officers seized Koh’s laptop and external hard disk and discovered hundreds of videos of naked men often filmed without their knowledge.

The prosecution noted that Koh kept and used the videos for his “personal gratification.”

The defence argued that Koh was a mere first-time offender and had the potential to be a very useful member of society.

None of the videos depicted men having sexual intercourse nor did Koh distribute them in any manner.

Koh pleaded guilty to seven charges of making an obscene film. He was sentenced to 24 days in jail and fined S$2,000./TISG

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