Date
16 August 2017
An IT worker has pleaded guilty to eight counts of dishonest use of computers after he secretty took 3.3 million photos of female teachers. Photo: HKEJ
An IT worker has pleaded guilty to eight counts of dishonest use of computers after he secretty took 3.3 million photos of female teachers. Photo: HKEJ

IT worker secretly took 3.3 mln photos of teachers

A male technology employee has admitted to secretly taking millions of photos of female primary school teachers.

The 36-year-old defendant, surnamed Lo, pleaded guilty to eight counts of dishonest use of computers with criminal intent, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The case stemmed from 3.3 million photos of female teachers at Po Kok Primary School found on his computer that were secretly taken.

Police said the teachers were between 28 and 45.

Lo allegedly used the school’s computer cameras and operated them by remote control.

About 1.5 million photos were taken of the school’s vice principal.

Lo, who became an administrator of the school’s computer system in 2006, allegedly installed hacker software on school terminals to capture the images.

He also allegedly put up web cameras underneath desks to take upskirt photos.

The case was brought to light by a teacher who found an unusual computer folder which led to a live camera screen pointed at her thighs.

The teacher subsequently found a camera underneath the table.

Lo admitted to the offense under police caution.

He said he was attracted to the teachers and decided to take pictures of them discreetly. No pictures have been published on public domains.

Lo told police he has not had any relationship and that he fantasized about women.

He was particularly attracted to the vice principal and three other female teachers.

Lo was denied bail and was remanded in custody until sentencing on Jan. 10.

On Feb. 14, 2014, Lo was arrested while on bail after he logged into the school’s network remotely without authorization.

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