Samuel Tjin, 36, was caught pointing his device up at female commuters at a station in Sydney, Australia, reports News.com.au.
New South Wales Police say the suspect deliberately took to the bottom tier of the trains giving him an upward view of those waiting on the platforms for their train.
From this position, cops allege Tjin used his smartphone to film up the skirts of unsuspecting women.
A spokeswoman for NSW Police said Tjin was arrested for the alleged offences at his home in the suburb of Bankstown last Wednesday.
He has now been charged with 13 offences relating to filming private parts without consent.
Two of the charges relate to girls under the age of 16.
The arrest comes after concerned commuters allegedly caught Tjin in the act and filmed him on their phones.
Footage filmed by someone stood on the platform looking down at Tjin and aired on TV programme A Current Affair shows the alleged pervert looking straight forward as he angles his camera up at the platform.
“It was more than someone just playing around with their phone and taking shots of the scenery outside,” NSW Police Transport and Public Safety Command Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb said.
“It was a deliberate attempt to film under the garments of females.
“Filming private parts or upskirting as it’s known is a serious matter and it is punishable by up to five years in circumstances of aggravation where the victim is under 16.”
When Channel 9 approached Tjin, who is currently out on bail and due to appear before in court on June 13, he said what he did was “wrong”.
A version of this story originally appeared on News.com.au.
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