A computer technician has been busted for setting up spy cams in women’s public toilets in a bid to sell the videos on social media. Mr. Nitiwat Muikaeo, 23, was arrested at his residence in Klong Luang district of Pathum Thani.
His arrest come after the parents of victims lodged complaints with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD). Complaining about clips of their daughters online, according to TCSD deputy commander Siriwat Dipho.
He said Mr Nitiwat created at least three accounts. Two of the accounts would be used to show previews such as photos and clips to attract viewers. The third account would charge interested parties 350 baht to watch the full version of the video clips in a private group.
Mr Nitiwat was charged with violating the Computer Crime Act. He also faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to 200,000 baht.
Under current regulations, spy cam buyers are not required to give personal information. Making it difficult to trace their ownership and use of the devices. Some lawmakers are also looking at laws that require hidden camera buyers to register with a government database.
More than 90 percent of spy cam porn crimes are due to mobile phones, not specialized items.