The BCIT peeping tom has been sentenced, and he won’t spend a day in jail.
23-year-old Chieh-Sen Yang has been given a suspended sentence with two years probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of “secretly observing nudity in a private place.”
Yang secretly recorded male classmates using a mirror and a cellphone in the washroom of BCIT’s main Burnaby campus on at least two occasions on October 22, and November 16 of last year.
Crown says no more charges are pending.
A BCIT spokesperson confirmed Yang is no longer a student, but couldn’t elaborate citing privacy concerns.
The BCIT Student Association says in the aftermath of the peeping tom incident, the post-secondary institution has updated its stand-alone sexual policy, and students do feel safe on campus.
Government relations strategist with the BCIT student association, Sameer Ismail, says it’s been working with administration in the wake of the voyeurism investigation.
“A big part of that is improving reporting procedures and improving how information flows from the institute to the student body. So I think that a year later, there are some big improvements that will leave students to feel much more secure and much more in the loop on campus.”
Ismail hopes the school will move faster if it happens again.
“I think it is important so students can, if necessary, take appropriate precautions. I think that students have a right to know what is going on on campus, especially instances where there may be an impact on their safety.”
BCIT was criticized for failing to warn students that the RCMP was investigating a voyeurism incident until months after Yang’s arrest.