Man filmed couple having sex in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio toilet twice

·Senior Reporter
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A toilet within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (PHOTO: Google Street View)
A toilet within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (PHOTO: Google Street View)

SINGAPORE — Upon seeing a couple enter a shower cubicle in a public toilet within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, a man climbed onto toilet fixtures in order to spy on them.

Kuppusamy Karthik, an India national, then recorded them having sex.

However, this was not the only time last year that Karthik intruded on their privacy.

Knowing that the couple frequented that particular public toilet at a certain time, he waited nearby in order to film them illicitly again. He spied on them on the third occasion.

Karthik, 36, was jailed 17 weeks on Monday (16 August) after he pleaded guilty to three charges of voyeurism, by intentionally recording victims in private acts without their consent. One of these charges involve him recording a girl using the toilet. Three charges of a similar nature were taken into consideration for his sentencing.

Spied from handicap cubicle

His lawyer, Kalaithasan Karuppaya, said that his client, a driver, was in the park just to relax when he decided to commit the offences.

On 28 October last year, between 5pm and 6pm, Karthik was near the Activity Lawn and Therapeutic Garden of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park when he spotted the couple.

He saw them entering one of the shower cubicles in a public toilet located within the park. Curious to see what they were doing, he then decided to follow the pair, entering an adjacent handicap cubicle of the same toilet.

He then climbed onto the basin and mirror of the toilet, using a metal bar to maintain his grip. He gained a full view of the cubicle the couple were in, and saw that they were showering fully naked. When the pair had sex, Karthik recorded them in three videos, and took four to five photos.

Two days later, around the same time, Karthik waited in the same area of the park as he had observed that the duo would come by around that time.

He saw the couple entering a shower cubicle and used the same fixtures of the handicap toilet to spy on them again. He recorded the couple having sex again.

Recorded another woman using the toilet

On 19 November 2020, Karthik was again in the park when he went to the back of a different public handicap toilet located at around the Therapeutic Garden at around 11.42pm. He was not aware if there was someone in the toilet, but slid his phone in between the gaps of the metal grilles.

He recorded three videos of the inside of the handicap toilet. One of these videos captured an unknown female entering the toilet. The other two did not have anyone present.

At about 12.56am on 20 November, a 22-year-old man called the police after catching Karthik “looking at (his) girlfriend peeing”.

Karthik was arrested at around 3.35am and his phone was seized. The videos were deleted but were retrieved from his phone’s stored data as “thumbnails”.

For voyeurism, Karthik could have been jailed up to two years, or fined, or caned, or any combination of the penalties.

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