June 10, 2008 / 3:41 PM / 9 years ago

Camera phone ban for peeping toilet teen

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore man has been banned from owning a camera phone for a year after he was found guilty of secretly filming a woman in an airport toilet, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

<p>A man speaks on a mobile phone in a file photo. REUTERS/File</p>

Samuel Ong, 19, sneaked into a female toilet at Singapore’s Changi Airport earlier this year and used his camera phone to snap shots of a woman from under the cubicle door. The woman caught him and reported him to the police.

Ong, who pleaded guilty, has to do 60 hours of community service, observe a curfew as part of his sentence and continue psychiatric treatment, the Straits Times reported.

His parents also had to sign a S$5,000 ($3,663) bond ensuring his good behavior.

Ong’s lawyer pleaded for leniency saying that Ong was a good student and that he regretted bringing shame to his family.

Reporting by Melanie Lee; Editing by Jennifer Tan and David Fogarty

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