Verdict: The Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court in Melbourne, Australia convicted a Bhutanese man for recording a woman bathing on his mobile phone on February 9.

Nima Tshering, 40, from Paro who was a former Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa candidate, was fined AUD 2,119.90.

Victoria police in Melbourne prosecuted the case on behalf of the victims.

The Victoria police media officer, Belinda Batty, said that the Fawkner Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives have charged the 40-year-old with use of an optical device to offend.

“The charges relate to three alleged incidents of filming women on 31 October, 1 and 2 November at a residence on Dawson Street, Brunswick West,” Belinda Batty wrote to Kuensel.

Kuensel learnt that the incident occurred on November 2 when a Bhutanese woman, while taking a shower, found Nima Tshering’s mobile phone on video mode in the pocket of a pair of pants hanging in the bathroom.

When the woman realised that she had been filmed, she deleted the video and went to tell her other housemate, who on inspecting the mobile phone found two more videos of another housemate showering, sources close to the victims said. The two videos were found in his mobile phone’s trash.

The victims reported the crime on November 3.

The victims, Kuensel learnt, were traumatised by the incident and one of them attended counselling sessions.

Staff Reporter