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13 weeks in prison for a doctor who filmed a medical assistant showering at work

SINGAPORE – A clinical assistant who had cycled to work told a doctor she was going to the bathroom to change clothes.

After the 43-year-old woman entered the toilet, the doctor went to the alley next to the clinic through a back door and recorded the victim’s shower.

The 37-year-old offender was sentenced to 13 weeks in prison on Monday August 8 after pleading guilty to a voyeurism charge.

The doctor cannot be named as there is a gag order protecting the identity of the victim.

Assistant Prosecutor Emily Zhao told the court the doctor was already at the clinic when the victim arrived at 8 a.m. on March 23, 2021.

The restroom she used was the only one there, located in the doctor’s office the abuser used. There was a louvered window that faced the driveway outside the clinic.

As the victim was showering, she noticed a shadow on the window and a green cell phone lying through one of the gaps, the camera pointed at her. She also saw a piece of paper attached to the back of the phone.

The victim immediately screamed, after which the phone was removed.

She dressed quickly, left the bathroom and headed for the alley.

She saw a CCTV camera belonging to a hardware store, which was pointing down the aisle and got the camera footage from the store when it opened.

Looking at the footage, she saw a man in a blue, green and white striped top and gray trousers strolling down the alley around 8.10am that day.

Based on the male subject’s attire and build, she suspected it was the doctor.

The clinic assistant knew that the doctor had a green Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro phone with a piece of yellow paper placed between the phone and its cover.

She did not confront the doctor, but directly informed her employer of the incident.

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