Filipino clerk sentenced to jail, to be deported for filming flatmates in shower
A Filipino clerk has been sentenced to jail for six months in Dubai after putting a camera in a bathroom ceiling to film his female flatmates while they were naked in the shower.
The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 41-year-old defendant last Thursday, Oct. 11, reported Gulf News. After his jail term, the Filipino defendant will be deported.
The clerk had pleaded guilty to violating his Filipino flatmates’ privacy and breaching their modesty. He admitted to police that the videos were for his sexual pleasure.
Last August, one of the female flatmates, a Filipino secretary, noticed a GoPro camera above her head when she was about to take a shower. She informed her other Filipino flatmates of her finding. After taking down the camera, they found footage of them naked in the shower in the memory card.
The women told the clerk of their discovery and he owned up to installing the camera. He convinced them that he did not have any footage left, and so they decided not to press charges.
But one of the women checked the memory card again the next day and saw videos of them that dated back to December 2017. The Filipino women then reported the clerk to the police.
The ruling is subject to appeal on Thursday, Oct. 18. Niña V. Guno /ra
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