Singapore Pervert Jailed For Training Dog To Take ‘Upskirt’ Pictures

  • Singaporean man jailed for training pet dog to take ‘upskirt’ pictures of women
  • Hundreds of ‘upskirt’ videos recovered from man’s GoPro camera
  • Court heard man trained dog by wearing a dress and rubbing peanut butter on his thighs

A man would visit local parks and gardens in the Riverside and Chinatown districts to get a “sexual thrill”, a court heard yesterday.

Joshua Ng, 26, took a series of upskirt videos of women there for more than a year before being caught in the act on Jan 7. A fellow visitor noticed him attaching a GoPro camera to his pet cavoodle dog and instructing him to run up underneath women in skirts as they walked past.

District Judge Eric Lim jailed Ng for one year after he admitted to over thirty counts of insulting the modesty of a woman.

Forensic analysis of Ng’s GoPro camera revealed hundreds of deleted videos of other victims spanning over the last year. Their identities are not known.

Pleading for leniency, Ng said in mitigation that he admitted to training the dog by wearing women’s dresses and smearing peanut butter on his thighs to make his pet cavoodle put its head under the dress and begin licking. He acknowledged that he was “wrong” and was “remorseful”. He said he had sought help to make sure he would not do it again.

Judge Lim said he took into account the substantial trauma the victim had been subjected to. He agreed there were aggravating factors in this case, such as the risk of proliferation of the videos online.

Ng could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined for insulting the modesty of a woman.

This was the latest reported case of upskirt filming. At least nine people may have been convicted for the offence so far this year.

Those found guilty of insulting the modesty of a woman or attempting to do so can be jailed for up to a year, fined or both.

While many cases of “upskirting” are done to get “thrills”, the act can also be associated with mental disorders, said Dr Ruwan Lee, a psychiatrist of Psychological Wellness Centre Singapore. “For example, it may be part of a voyeuristic disorder where the offender frequently takes upskirt footage over a prolonged period of at least six months and derives intense sexual arousal from this,” he said.”

 

The person may also be suffering from depression or anxiety disorders, and such behaviours help him cope with stress and feel better.”

He said upskirt victims may also experience increased anxiety, and should consult a mental health professional should it persist for more than two weeks.

“In most of such cases, psychological treatment is enough, but some may need medication if mood symptoms are especially bad or persistent.”

Psychiatrist Alex Yeo, who has his own practice, said his clinic usually sees two to three individuals who take upskirt videos a year.

“(The habit) most probably started by watching pornography online, but the stimulation soon becomes insufficient,” said Dr Yeo.

“They soon have to associate such pictures with real images in their mind for higher sexual relief, and resort to ‘upskirting’.”