Sun, Mar 24, 2002 - Page 2 News List

Filipino musician gets caught filming females in toilet


A Filipino drummer was turned over for prosecution yesterday for videotaping women using a toilet in a Taipei market.

Vegarobespierr Gana, 40, is the drummer in the Beat Culture Band in the night club of Taipei's Lai Lai Sheraton Hotel. The Filipino band came to perform at the hotel in January on a four-month contract.

Gana, who is called Buddy by band members, was caught with a video camera filming women using a toilet at the Nan Men Market Friday afternoon in Taipei.

Police announced his arrest and turned him over for prosecution on charges of offences against privacy yesterday.

"He locked himself up in one stall of the woman's toilet and filmed women using the toilet under the wooden partition. A woman vendor called a security guard who caught Gana," a police spokesman said.

But Gana claimed he was videotaping Taiwan's scenery.

Lai Lai Sheraton Hotel said it will decide what to do with Gana after the sentencing.

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