Ex-journalist convicted for upskirt photos in newspaper office

Local | 13 Sep 2017 6:22 pm

A former top journalist was convicted today of taking upskirt photos of female colleagues at work two years ago.

Chow Chin-hung, 37-year-old former Ming Pao principal reporter, was found guilty on two charges of "obtaining access to computer with a view to dishonest gain for oneself or another” by Eastern Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrate Cheng Lim-chi ruled that Chow had taken upskirt pictures of two other Ming Pao staff, identified as Y and Z.

The defense lawyer submitted that photographs related to the three victims had not been found on Chow's iPhone. But the magistrate said it would not affect the verdict since all witnesses had testified honestly. "There was sufficient time lapse between the incidents and when the victims reported to the police for the defendant to delete pictures,” Cheng said.

Chow was ordered into remand custody. He will be sentenced on September 27.

He faces a jail term of up to five years.

Chow had worked for the Chinese newspaper Ming Pao for 13 years and had resigned after the incident.

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