Man disguised as woman to secretly film other students at Good Hope School to satisfy sexual desires, receives six-month jail sentence for intolerable behaviour

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17th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Good Hope School recently uncovered a disguised man intruding on its premises to secretly film students in a female restroom. The culprit, identified as Cheung Wing-hong, a 31-year-old senior operations supervisor at Citybus, was convicted on multiple counts of voyeurism. The sentencing, which took place at the Kowloon City Court, concluded with Cheung receiving a six-month prison term.

The court heard that Cheung intentionally entered the school on 16th and 17th October, 2023, equipped with a hidden camera aimed at recording young female students for sexual gratification. His actions violated the privacy of three students, identified only as X, Y, and Z, in an environment where they had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Magistrate Ko Wai-hung emphasised the severity of the offence, noting the premeditated nature of Cheung’s actions, particularly in a setting as sensitive as a school. The magistrate strongly condemned Cheung’s choice of disguise and illicit recording, stressing that using such means to satisfy sexual desires is intolerable.

The prosecution argued that the location of the crime and the underage status of the victims were aggravating factors, meriting a stringent response. Attempts by the defence to mitigate the sentence by claiming it was Cheung’s first intrusion and that he had been driven by desperation were unsuccessful.

In passing the sentence, Magistrate Ko referenced a psychological report suggesting that Cheung’s risk of reoffending was contingent on his ability to control his impulses, which he deemed to be presently high.

The defence pleaded for leniency, pointing out Cheung’s previous clean record and his expressed remorse. They highlighted his commitment to seeking professional help to address his behavioural issues. The psychological evaluation presented during the sentencing noted that Cheung’s likelihood of reoffending was moderately high but could potentially be reduced with ongoing therapeutic intervention.