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Male teacher charged for outrage of modesty by installing pin-hole cameras in girls toilet

Posted by temasektimes on February 22, 2012

A 37 year old male teacher Yan Wen Xia has been charged on two counts of outrage of modesty by installing three pin-hole cameras in a girls toilet of his school.

Yan was accused of entering the toilet on the evening of 26 January 2012 and morning of 15 February 2012. His pin-hole cameras were discovered subsequently by a female student who lodged a report to the school authorities.

The cameras were brought back to the office by a staff, but disappeared soon after. A check on the CCTV revealed a male teacher had taken them. A police report was made and he was arrested the next day.

The judge has ordered Yan to be sent to the Institute of Mental Health to have his mental capacity examined. Under the Penal Code, Yan can be jailed for up to three months or fined a maximum of $1,500 or both.

The incident is the latest in a series of scandals hitting Singapore educators. Just last week, a principal of a famous primary school was investigated for patronizing an online vice syndicate. A month earlier, a teacher was jailed for eight years for having sex with his teenage students.

*Photo taken from Children’s Cancer Foundation where Yan volunteered for the ‘Hair for Hope’ project last year.

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