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Pervy man caught taking upskirt videos on MRT Blue Line in Bangkok

A pervy man was pictured setting up a secret camera and taking upskirt videos of women on the MRT Blue Line in Bangkok on Wednesday.

Yesterday, the citizen journalist watchdog page ‘Social Hunter Reborn V3’ posted pictures of a man who’d set up a secret camera on the floor of the MRT…

“Warning to the women using the MRT Blue Line.

“This happened on March 8. A female passenger was travelling from Phahon Yothin to Huai Kwang when a male passenger secretly filmed her by taking off his shoes and propping up his phone on the ground.

“Several passengers saw the man position his phone on the ground to secretly film so they informed the young girl who was being filmed.

“After that, the victim asked the man to delete the upskirt clip he secretly filmed. The incident has been recorded with the police.”

Social Hunter Reborn V3 didn’t say whether the police managed to arrest the perverted upskirter.

In April 2019, an ‘upskirting’ law came into force in the UK under the Voyeurism Act. In England and Wales, upskirting offenders face up to two years in prison and are placed on the sex offenders list.

Yesterday, police arrested another pervy Thai man in Lamphun province for selling spycam pornography online that he secretly filmed in the bathroom of a restaurant.

Numerous women filed complaints at Mueang Lamphun Police Station that they were filmed while using the bathroom at Old Town Market Restaurant in Lamphun.

The Cyber Police conducted a further investigation into the account and found that the videos showed 27 women being compromised but only 14 had filed complaints with the police.

Police arrested 29 year old Olarn Boonheng who was identified as the operator of the account. This was the third time he was arrested on spycam charges.

In December, a Thai man was arrested for creating and distributing more than 500 spycam upskirt pictures and videos. Police reported that 39 of the videos featured Thai celebrities.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.