17-year-old NTU student expelled after allegedly filming woman showering on campus
There were many similar incidents involving university students this year.
A 17-year-old Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student has been expelled after allegedly using his mobile phone to record a video of a 20-year-old woman showering on campus.
According to The Straits Times, Han Shiyu, a Chinese national, is accused of insulting the woman’s modesty on Aug. 12, 2019.
He allegedly committed the offence at around 9:20pm that day.
Han has been expelled by NTU since October
An NTU spokesperson told Mothership that Han was an NTU student at the time of the offence, but has been expelled since October 2019.
“The university takes a zero tolerance approach towards harassment and takes all cases of misconduct involving harassment seriously,” said the spokesperson.
“Students who are found guilty of misconduct face disciplinary proceedings that include expulsion from the university.”
Many similar incidents involving university students
This incident occurred after a spate of voyeurism incidents happened in NTU earlier this year.
On April 17, a 22-year-old male student from Tamarind Hall allegedly filmed a 20-year-old female student showering in the campus residences.
Several days later, on April 21, a 19-year-old man allegedly took photographs of another man in the shower in Hall 3.
On May. 1, a student allegedly used a red stool to peek into the women’s toilet in Hall 4.
Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) were also in the spotlight, due to several high-profile voyeurism and molest cases.
In April 2019, undergraduate Monica Baey spoke out after being filmed in the shower by a fellow NUS undergraduate, Nicholas Lim.
The next month, NUS announced a slew of measures to safeguard its students from similar incidents on campus, including the installation of at least 300 more cameras and introducing roving security patrols.
In September, another NUS undergraduate Terence Siow Kai Yuan was charged for repeatedly molesting a woman at Serangoon MRT in September 2018.
This case caused controversy after the District Judge Jasvender Kaur gave Siow probation rather than jail, citing his academic results as one of the reasons why he had the “potential to excel in life”.
The judge later defended her decision to sentence Siow to probation, claiming that probation was not a “soft option”, and that her decision was in the best interests of both thee accused and of society.
Top image from NTU.
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