Man secretly films friend taking a bath
He also tries to blackmail another victim with upskirt video
They were best friends, but he secretly filmed her topless on her birthday.
He betrayed another friend by taking an upskirt video of that man's friend.
The full-time national serviceman, 22, took his perversions a step further when he threatened to leak the upskirt video if his victim did not send him a nude picture of herself.
The 19-year-old ignored his message and made a police report.
The man, who is not named to protect his best friend's identity, pleaded guilty in court yesterday to two counts of making an unauthorised access to a computer programme and one count each of insulting a woman's modesty and criminally intimidating another.
Two other counts of making an unauthorised access to a computer programme and one count each of insulting a woman's modesty and dishonestly misappropriating property will be taken into consideration during sentencing.
The man started his crime spree on Aug 22, 2014, while interning at the Proteos building at Biopolis Drive.
He was in a pantry at around 12.30pm when he found an unattended credit card belonging to a 35-year-old New Zealander. He used it to spend US$200 (S$256.40) on gaming about an hour later.
About eight months later, he joined a group of friends to celebrate his best friend's birthday at Lloyd's Inn on River Valley.
The woman, 21, who was the man's secondary school friend, decided to take a soak in a bathtub at around 7am the following day. The other guests were asleep. The man helped the woman wind down the curtains before pretending to fall asleep.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Soo Tet told District Judge Kessler Soh that while the woman was bathing, the man placed his mobile phone behind the curtains to get three photographs and six videos of her topless.
Last Oct 11, the man was standing near Pasir Ris MRT Station at around 8pm when he spotted an NS-mate's female friend walking past.
He tailed the teenager and used his mobile phone to record an upskirt video of her when they were on an escalator in the station.
About 20 minutes later, he created a fake Instagram account and looked for his victim's profile though his NS-mate's photographs.
The man, who is represented by lawyer Kalidass Murugaiyan, sent the teen the video through an Instagram message and threatened to leak it if she did not submit to his lewd request. She made a police report.
Judge Soh has called for a probation report and the man will be back in court on Nov 2.
For insulting a woman's modesty, he can be jailed up to a year and fined. And for committing criminal intimidation, he can jailed up to two years and fined.