New South Wales Police have arrested 36-year-old Mr. Samuel Tjin for multiple counts of filming women’s private parts using a very creepy “upskirting” technique.
Mr. Tjin, who lives in Bankstown, each time took the bottom part of the trains on purpose so he could film the unsuspecting women standing to wait on the platform.
Some concerned commuters on the same train had filmed Mr. Tjin during the act of holding up his phone towards the window so he could film the women. In the end, he was arrested for 13 offenses of filming private parts of women, two of those were under the age of 16.
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NSW Police Transport and Public Safety Command Assistant Commissioner Ms. Karen Webb: “It was more than someone just playing around with their phone and taking shots of the scenery outside.”
“It was a deliberate attempt to film under the garments of females.
“Filming private parts or upskirting as it’s known is a serious matter and it is punishable by up to five years in circumstances of aggravation where the victim is under 16.”
Mr. Tjin will need to appear before a Bankstown Court on June 13th. When asked for comment by reporters, he admitted what he did was “wrong.”