Reformative training for man who peeked at boy in toilet after admitting to similar charges

Wan Ting Koh
·Reporter
·2-min read
Toilet cubicles
Toilet cubicles (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Two months after pleading guilty to peeking at boys using toilets, a 20-year-old man reoffended when he followed a 15-year-old boy into a toilet.

Bryan Tee Jian Peng had not been sentenced for his original set of offences when he reoffended, as the court was awaiting the results of a pre-sentencing probation report. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass, and an unrelated theft charge.

On Tuesday (12 January), Tee was sentenced to a year of reformative training, which is usually given to repeat offenders above 14 but below the age of 21.

His original offences involved him trespassing into the male toilets in United Square mall and Parkway Parade mall on 23 August 2018 and 16 January 2019 respectively to peek at boys using the toilet. One of the victims, an 11-year-old boy, told his father, and Tee was later caught.

While under investigation, Tee trespassed into a primary school in an attempt to peek at students relieving themselves.

On 11 October 2019, he entered the school after lying to the security guard that he had an appointment with a teacher. He then waited at a male toilet on the fifth storey. No students appeared, and Tee was caught by a teacher.

Tee had consented to having another four charges of criminal trespass taken into consideration for sentencing. These relate to him entering two primary schools, Parkway Parade, and United Square to peek at boys in the toilet.

He reoffended even though his earlier case was yet to be settled. On 8 August last year, Tee spotted a 15-year-old boy entering a male toilet at the 10th floor of Parkway Centre.

CCTV captured Tee trailing the boy into the toilet. Tee then entered the toilet cubicle next to where the boy was. He then stood on the toilet bowl to look over the partition at the boy.

Tee took out his mobile phone and pointed the camera lens at the boy. He was spotted by the boy, who caught sight of the mobile phone before he managed to record any photos or videos.

Tee quickly withdrew his hand and made his escape. He pleaded guilty to one count of observing another person doing a private act without his consent for this offence.

For criminal trespass, Tee could have been jailed up to three months, or fined up to $1,500, or both.

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