Filipino clerk pleads guilty of filming roommates in shower
An unnamed 41-year-old Filipino clerk admitted he installed a GoPro camera to film his Filipino flatmates in the shower, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The clerk pleaded guilty to the charge of molesting and breaching the modesty of his female roommates at the Dubai Court of First Instance last Thursday, Sept. 20, as reported by Gulf News yesterday, Sept. 22. A ruling on the charges will be heard on Oct. 8.
“During questioning, the suspect admitted that he had filmed his flatmates naked in the shower,” an unnamed police corporal told the prosecutors, the report stated. “When asked why he did so, he alleged that he used to film them nude and watch the content to please his sexual desires.”
Apparently, the camera was discovered in the ceiling of their washroom by one of the clerk’s roommates in August. She, unnamed also in the report along with her fellow female roommates, immediately made her discovery known to them. They then decided to take the camera down on their own.
When they removed the camera’s memory card to inspect its content, they stumbled upon videos of themselves naked in the shower, the report said. They confronted the clerk who admitted to installing the said camera.
The clerk assured them that there were no more images and so his roommates decided to forgive him instead of reporting him to the authorities. However, one of his roommates browsed the content of the memory card the day after they spotted the camera and learned that he had been filming them longer than they had initially thought.
It turns out that the clerk started filming them from December 2017, amassing more than 100 videos and images of them naked, the report stated. Because of their findings, they decided to forego their initial resolution to forgive their flatmate, proceeding to file their complaint against him. Kate Matriano/JB
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