Computer operator jailed for peeping at woman in loo
Defendant spotted by coworker hiding in cubicle, looking over partition at woman using loo
Dubai: A computer operator has been jailed for three months for entering a women’s washroom and peeping over the toilet’s cubicle at a secretary when she was using the bathroom.
A 23-year-old Filipina administrator was using the toilet when she saw the 23-year-old Jordanian computer operator peeping at her countrywoman secretary while she was in the bathroom at the hotel where they work in May.
The administrator saw the Jordanian standing on the toilet seat in one cubicle and peeping over the partition between the two cubicles at 4.30pm.
Once the secretary was out, her co-worker [administrator] informed her that she had spotted the man peeping at her while she was using the bathroom.
The man stayed inside and refused to come out for 10 minutes after which he apologised to the two Filipinas claiming that he had entered the women’s washroom by mistake.
The women alerted the police who came and apprehended the Jordanian.
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The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted 23-year-old defendant of entering a women’s washroom and molesting the Filipina by secretly watching her when she was in a state of undress and using the toilet.
The accused pleaded guilty in court.
The presiding judge said the accused will be deported after serving his jail term.
The secretary testified that when she came out of the bathroom, her co-worker informed her that the defendant had peeped at her while she was inside.
“I went to the washroom at the hotel where I work … after I finished and went to wash my hands, my co-worker [administrator] told me that the defendant had been peeping at me from above the partition between the cubicles. I looked from under the cubicle’s locked door, and saw him standing inside. I asked him to come out but he stayed there for 10 minutes. When he came out, he claimed that he had mistakenly entered the women’s washroom. However, when we checked the surveillance cameras, the Jordanian was seen going into the women’s washroom and coming out more than once,” she said.
The administrator confirmed the secretary’s statement.
The primary ruling remains subject to appeal within 12 days.