Man jailed for snapping picture of naked flatmate
Driver entered her unlocked room while she was sleeping
Just a few days after he moved in, he decided to prey on his female flatmate who normally slept naked.
One night after she had gone to sleep, he snuck into her room, lifted her blanket and stared at her body. The woman woke up and screamed for help.
He was arrested and the police made another discovery - he had gone into her room a few days before and had photographed his topless flatmate as she was asleep.
Yesterday, Teng Ching Yuan, 31, a Malaysian who worked as a driver here, was jailed 12 weeks.
Court papers said the victim, 30, who cannot be named due to a gag order, had been staying in a rented room in a Pasir Ris HDB flat for three years when Teng moved in on April 9 this year.
The woman had a habit of sleeping naked and would usually lock her room door when she went to bed.
On two nights that she did not, Teng struck.
On April 12, he crept into her room in the early hours of the morning and used his mobile phone to snap a photograph of her topless while she slept. He left the room without her knowing it.
Three days later, at about 5am, a topless Teng found her door unlocked again and entered her room.
He slowly lifted her blanket three times.
She screamed in shock, but Teng gripped her mouth with his hand to stop her from shouting.
She struggled, broke free and again shouted for help, only for Teng to cover her mouth again.
By then, the owners of the flat - a married couple who were in another room - came out to investigate.
They saw the distressed woman and Teng, who admitted he had taken his mobile phone into her room.
The police were called in and Teng was arrested.
Officers examined Teng's Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone and found the photograph of the victim, who was topless and sleeping.
There were also 70 obscene films found on his mobile phone.
Yesterday, Teng pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, insulting his flatmate's modesty, use of criminal force on her and possessing obscene films.
Two other charges were also taken into consideration.