A full-time national serviceman (NSF) in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Teo Hong Wei, is facing multiple voyeurism charges for allegedly taking intimate videos and pictures of men at Hendon Camp, the home of the commandos, where he worked as a supply assistant.
The alleged offenses are said to have occurred in 2019 and 2020, according to report.
Teo, who was not a commando and held the rank of private at the time, is accused of committing these offenses at the camp located in Changi.
In a statement provided to The Straits Times, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) confirmed that Teo completed his national service in 2021. Mindef’s spokesperson emphasized that the SAF upholds high standards of discipline and integrity and will take legal action against servicepersons who commit offenses.
“The SAF holds its personnel to high standards of discipline and integrity. Servicepersons who commit offences will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
Teo, 27, also allegedly committed similar offenses at the Singapore Management University (SMU) in January and February 2021. In August 2023, he was charged with 10 counts of voyeurism and one count of being in possession of obscene videos. Court documents did not disclose details about the alleged victims, nor did they reveal how the offenses came to light.
According to ST, the alleged offenses at Hendon Camp reportedly began on November 14, 2019, when Teo is said to have used his mobile phone to record a 46-second video of a man showering at approximately 9 a.m. Later, on November 28, Teo allegedly took 431 pictures of another man showering in a cubicle at the same camp.
These offenses continued at the camp, with Teo allegedly committing similar acts on six more occasions until December 30, 2020.
Teo is also accused of recording five videos of a man showering at SMU on January 15, 2021, and four more similar videos of a man at the university in February 2021.
Court documents did not specify whether Teo was a student or staff member of SMU at the time of the alleged offenses. Teo is expected to enter a guilty plea for these offenses on October 26.