An Indian clerk in Dubai was jailed after secretly filming a Filipina who was just taking a shower. The phone he used in capturing the video was attached in an exhaust fan.
According to the victim, she undressed to take the shower when she noticed a reflection of a hand in a mirror. The hand is allegedly holding the mobile phone.
When she looked at the reflection properly, she realized that the hand was holding a mobile phone at it is on video mode, with the lens directed to her, already capturing her every move.
The 21-year-old Filipina who works as a receptionist shouted as loud as she could, prompting her roommates to run to her for help. The hand, which was seen by the woman, was then quickly withdrawn from the exhaust fan.
Her roommates went immediately to the neighboring flat, where the Indian clerk was residing. When asked if he was the one who filmed the receptionist, the man didn’t answered.
However, when asked by the police, the suspect admitted into filming her colleague while she is naked in the shower.
The Dubai Court then convicted the suspect into molesting the Filipina and breaching her privacy through secretly taking a video of her.
When in the court, the defendant pleaded not guilty though he already admitted earlier over the malicious act.
“I did not film her … I didn’t do so,” says the defendant.
“I screamed and the hand was pulled away from the exhaust fan. The person who was filming me did not respond when I asked who it was. We live in a company-provided shared residence and the person who filmed me stayed in the adjacent unit. When my roommate knocked on the other flat’s door, the accused responded … but he didn’t answer her when she asked him if he had filmed me. He also deleted the footage when I screamed. The incident has been haunting me ever since … every time I am in a washroom, I feel embarrassed and scared,” says the victim to the prosecutors.
According to the Indian Administrator, he was already informed regarding the incident.
“The Filipina was angry and scared … she cried a lot and covered her face because she was too shy when she told the police what had happened. The defendant signed a written confession in which he admitted that he had filmed the receptionist without her knowledge three times and when she shouted, he deleted the images,” he testified.