Cleaner acquitted of peeping at
woman in shower

A cleaner was acquitted by the Court of First Instance on Monday of intentionally peeping into a bathroom where a woman was taking a shower.

By Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 12 Jun 2012, 10:15 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:37 AM

The 28-year-old Bangladeshi cleaner was found not guilty of the charge of molestation.

During investigation, he denied intentionally peeping at the woman in nude, saying he was only cleaning the window glass of the bathroom, which was his job. The complainant, a 38-year-old Filipina decor designer, told the prosecutor that she was about to take a shower in her flat that day in April. She closed the bathroom window, which was slightly ajar, and undressed. As she half-closed the curtains of the bathtub, she noticed that the window was open again.

She realised that someone was watching her. She got out of the bathtub and closed the window again. As she wrapped a towel around her and looked at the window, she saw a man, the defendant, opening it again. She yelled at him and rushed out of the bathroom. She called the police.

A police corporal said during the prosecution investigation that he was on patrol duty that day in April when he was informed by the police Operations Room about a problem at a building in Sports City. He went to the building and learnt from the woman that she saw the defendant peeping at her through the bathroom window as she was taking a shower.

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