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Serial voyeur admits taking upskirt videos, photos of 56 women shortly after latest prison release

SINGAPORE — Several stints behind bars for filming up women’s skirts did not deter Gary Huang Kunjie from going back to his old ways, just three weeks after being released from jail.

Serial voyeur admits taking upskirt videos, photos of 56 women shortly after latest prison release

Gary Huang Kunjie, a former engineer, took upskirt videos at MRT stations and malls across Singapore.

SINGAPORE — Several stints behind bars for filming up women’s skirts did not deter Gary Huang Kunjie from going back to his old ways, just three weeks after being released from jail.

Huang admitted to taking up to 20 upskirt videos and photographs daily for three days a week, saying he felt a sense of “personal achievement” after doing so.

Within three months, he targeted 56 female victims at various MRT stations and shoppng malls across Singapore. 

He was then remanded in January this year after being arrested again.

On Friday (July 30), Huang — a former engineer now aged 36 — pleaded guilty to nine charges of voyeurism. Eleven other similar charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing next month.

The Singaporean began taking upskirt photos in lifts in his early 20s and was given probation in 2010 as a result.  

He was also jailed for eight months in 2019 after being caught taking upskirt videos of a female colleague, when he worked at data storage firm Seagate Technology.  

He was then jailed again for similar offences and released on Sept 11 last year. He had to remain crime-free till the end of the year as part of the conditions of his remission order.

Prisoners who show good conduct are allowed to be released after serving two-thirds of their sentence. They will then be issued with a conditional remission order.

Huang, however, began taking upskirt videos and photos again about three weeks after his release. 

Police arrested him on Dec 30 last year after a 26-year-old woman noticed Huang filming up another woman’s skirt on an escalator at Newton MRT Station. 

Both of them then detained him at the top of the escalator and called the police.

He admitted to his actions and said that he was seeking psychiatric treatment and would be returning to the Institute of Mental Health the following month.

After he was released on station bail, he went on to take more upskirt videos in the Telok Ayer area and Buangkok MRT Station on Jan 11 this year.

He admitted to using the material to “enhance his sexual gratification while masturbating”, the court heard.

He was caught again when a 52-year-old woman whom he was filming at the MRT station noticed that he was standing right behind her on an otherwise empty escalator.

She stared at him and he immediately put his mobile phone to his ear, pretending he was on a phone call.

Her suspicion grew when he said: “It’s already 2.30pm, why are you not here?” 

It was already past 5pm at the time.

She confronted Huang but he quickly walked away. She then made a police report.

The police eventually traced and arrested him.

He was charged on Jan 20 and has been in remand since then.

For each voyeurism offence, he could be jailed for up to two years, fined, caned, or receive any combination of the three.

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