A man who disguised himself as a woman was reportedly arrested for taking nude pictures and videos of women living in a female dorm at Tamkang University in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
The suspect, only identified by the surname Chen, was arrested on March 8 after being alerted by an instructor of the school, surnamed Huang, when students noticed something strange about him.
According to UDN
, as translated by Taiwan News
, the 24-year-old suspect, a graduate from National Tsing Hua University that lives near Tamkang University and works in the IT industry, was caught red-handed by the students when they found his appearance and his constant trips to the bathroom suspicious.
He was wearing a long skirt, a heavy coat, a wig, glasses, and a surgical mask as he constantly went in and out of the bathroom, according to the report. Chen allegedly took pictures of the female students in the nude as they took showers; and after noticing, the women quickly ran outside in tears.
Several female students became furious and immediately confronted Chen, but the man quickly ran back to the bathroom and hid inside one of the toilet stalls. They followed him inside the bathroom and started pounding the door, demanding for him to come outside.
Some students then notified their instructor, Huang, who immediately contacted the police.
Back at the station, authorities discovered that Chen was also carrying a pinhole camera. Upon checking the camera’s memory card, authorities found pictures of nude women showering, as well as pictures of their behinds as they used the toilet.
After notifying his parents of his crimes, the suspect’s father reportedly became so enraged that he chased his son inside the station and beat him with an umbrella.
Chen was later transferred to the Shilin District Prosecutor’s Office and is now facing charges of Offenses Against Privacy after being questioned by the police.