Hong Kong Law & Crime

Civil servant faces new charges over discovery of 1,200 upskirt photos

A civil servant is facing new charges of misconduct in public office after police discovered more than 1,200 upskirt photos allegedly stored on his computer.

The man, 30-year-old Hung Cheung-hong – an official at the Home Affairs Department and an auxiliary police officer – was originally charged with accessing a computer with dishonest intent, and attended proceedings at the Fanling Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Fanling Law Courts Building

Fanling Law Courts Building. Photo: Tomchiukc via Wikimedia Commons.

Local paper Apple Daily quoted prosecutors as saying that Hung stood accused of taking two upskirt photos last August at an escalator in a shopping mall in Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling.

Police subsequently discovered 1,220 upskirt photos on the suspect’s computer at home, and another 48 on his mobile phone.

Prosecutors said some of the pictures appeared to have been taken while Hung carried out public duties, while others allegedly featured his colleagues.

On Friday, prosecutors announced additional charges against him – 24 counts of misconduct in public office.

Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling public housing

Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling. Photo: Exploringlife via Wikimedia Commons.

The case will be transferred to the District Court in Wanchai, and will be mentioned on July 3.

Hung was released on bail.

Civil servant faces new charges over discovery of 1,200 upskirt photos