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Former Scoot steward jailed, fined for secretly filming and taking photos of men in mall toilets

SINGAPORE — A former Scoot air steward caught red-handed for filming a man who was using a toilet in Chinatown Point mall was sentenced to 12 weeks behind bars on Monday (Dec 16).

The court heard that Alton Keh, 27, took photos of men in public toilets mostly at Chinatown Point and City Square malls.

The court heard that Alton Keh, 27, took photos of men in public toilets mostly at Chinatown Point and City Square malls.

SINGAPORE — A former Scoot air steward caught red-handed for filming a man who was using a toilet in Chinatown Point mall was sentenced to 12 weeks behind bars.

Alton Keh Guan Qing, 27, was also ordered to pay a fine of S$3,000 on Monday (Dec 16) after pleading guilty to 14 charges in a district court. They were mostly of making and possessing obscene films, as well as being a public nuisance.

Another 28 charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.

The court heard that Keh struck mostly at Chinatown Point and City Square malls. Some of the locations could not be determined.

For about two months last year, he got away with taking videos and photographs of men who were using the toilet, by holding his mobile phone above the partition wall separating his cubicle from theirs.

On March 21, he filmed an unidentified man performing oral sex on another man in a cubicle at an unknown location.

On April 23, he took five photos of another unidentified man using the toilet at City Square mall. The photos showed the victim standing up with his private parts exposed and cleaning himself.

Two days earlier, he had also filmed a man showering in a cubicle.

Keh was finally nabbed on May 5, when he took a photo of a 35-year-old man passing motion in the men’s toilet at one of the basement levels of Chinatown Point.

When the victim was done, he heard some noise from above, looked up and saw the camera lens of a mobile phone aimed in his direction. He went into the adjacent cubicle and grabbed Keh’s phone from him.

While the victim could not find any material of himself, he saw videos and photos of other men using the toilet. He then called the police.

Keh was arrested and taken to the police station for further investigations. He admitted to the investigation officer that when he realised his victim had noticed him, he deleted the photo he had taken.

The prosecution asked for a similar sentence as the one given to Colin Teo Han Jern, who was jailed 10 weeks and fined S$4,000 two years ago for similarly filming men in toilets.

In his written mitigation, Keh said that he was genuinely remorseful and has regularly attended psychotherapy sessions at the Institute of Mental Health, as well as professional counselling sessions.

“These sessions have been very beneficial in getting to the root of my problems so that I will not commit the same mistake again,” he added.

In response to TODAY’s queries, Scoot said that no reports of similar incidents were received during the period he was employed by the airline.

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