A former doctor who admitted to taking up-skirt videos of five women in the space of an hour at a Kowloon Tong shopping mall was given a 180-hour community service order today.
Citing a probation officer, defense lawyers said 51-year-old Woo Wing-keung regretted the incident, has the support of his family, and his chances of re-offending are very low.
The magistrate accepted the probation officer’s suggestion and also asked the defendant to seek counselling from a psychologist, hk01 reports.
Woo, a former chief medical officer for the Government Flying Service pleaded guilty to five counts of committing an act outraging public decency at West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court in April.
In September 2016, he was discovered using his mobile phone to film up the skirt of a 27-year-old woman ascending in front of him on escalator at Festival Walk.
He was caught by the off-duty police officer boyfriend of the 27-year-old woman, who demanded Woo hand over his phone where he found four other up-skirt videos.
Lawyers representing Woo said that a breakdown in his marriage, pressure from work, and diabetes led him to film the up-skirt videos.
Woo was formally diagnosed with anxiety after the incident, and told the court he did not film the up-skirt videos for sexual pleasure.