Filipino Engineer at Procter & Gamble Jailed 10 Weeks For Taking Upskirt Videos in Singapore

A Filipino engineer has been ordered jailed for ten weeks in Singapore for insulting modesty and taking upskirt videos of 26 women including hsi colleague in 2014.

Angelo Salvador Afable Beltran, 45, and faced 28 charges, pleaded guilty to eight charges of intruding into the privacy of women by using his cellphone to capture videos of the victims’ inner thighs and underwear at various locations.

The former employee of Procter & Gamble International Operations SA Singapore Branch that held office at Singapore Innovation Centre in Biopolis Street admitted to having 41 digital video clips categorized as obscene, found at his former resisnce at Hume Avenue on May 23, 2014.

According to court testimony, a train commuter spotted him standing behind an unidentified woman at Jurong East MRT Station platform and secretly taking a video recording of her on May 22, 2014.
He was then confronted by the 35-year-old witness and soon as the panicked Beltran tried to walk away, he was stopped.

While the female victim already boarded the train, Beltran was brought to the MRT station control room as police were called in. Upon further search, authorities found similar videos stored in his phone. Beltran was brought to his home in Upper Bukit Timah where several items of similar nature were also found.

Police probe showed that he had used his mobile phone to take upskirt videos of various women wearing short skirts or dresses in 2014.

Beltran’s defense lawyer Patrick Fernandez, in mitigation, said during the course of investigation, his client was induced to offer $35,000 to a police officer.

Because of this, the case had been prolonged. He said the officer, ex-staff sergeant Woo Poh Liang, 29, had since been convicted and ordered imprisoned for 31 months and four weeks for corruption and other offenses, along with a fine of S$20,000 and ordered to pay a penalty of S$35,000.

Beltran, who has three children, suffered all kinds of mental anguish for the last three years including losing his high-paying expatriate job, and recently, accommodation as well, said Fernandez.

“He is absolutely remorseful for his actions,” he added.

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