Cops nab alleged peeping tom who took pictures of colleague in toilet


JOHOR BARU: Police have detained a Myanmar man for peeping and taking pictures of a co-worker while she was relieving herself at the toilet in a factory located in Taman Perindustrian Berjaya, Kempas, here.

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Taib Ahmad said that the 20-year-old suspect, a factory worker, was detained after the victim filed a police report at noon on Wednesday (July 24).

"The incident occurred at about 10am on Wednesday when the 23-year-old female victim was trying to relieving herself at the female toilet located at the ground floor of the factory.

"The victim, who works as a clerk there, noticed someone trying to take her picture from the adjacent booth. She then reported the incident to the head of the department," he said in a statement here on Thursday (July 25).

He added upon checking, the suspect was found was inside the toilet next door.

"The victim took the phone away from the suspect and found pictures of herself on the toilet," he added.

ACP Mohd Taib said that the case is being investigated under Section 509 and Section 292 of the Penal Code for gestures intended to insult the modesty of a person.

The suspect is currently being held before a remand application for further investigation.

   

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