Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who is Chen Guilin ("Gary Ng")?

It was first reported on 26/10 that "Gary Ng"--often labeled as Singapore's 'Edison Chen'--has been arrested. Police said women had come forward and made police reports, saying they had been cheated of money by this man. (It is later revealed that his real name is Chen Guilin.)

What kinda amused me is that the capture of this prolific--albeit indecent--photographer is due to the accusation of 'cheating'. And money.

And that leads to his downfall. A really long fall. Just see the list of charges he has to face! (Highlighted in bold, red below in the article.)

HE WAS dubbed Singapore's Edison Chen after he posted self-made videos of his sexual encounters with several women on the Internet.

The man called himself Gary Ng and shared up to 33 sex videos online since September 2008.

But as it turned out, it was a fictitious name.

His real name is Chen Guilin.

And now, Chen, 28, who is unemployed, is in trouble with the law.

He has been slapped with 21 charges, including one charge of possessing 1,100 obscene pictures and 437 video clips containing pornographic material on a laptop and two portable hard drives.

He was first charged in June and turned up in court on Wednesday to face more charges.

In all, Chen faces four counts of housebreaking, five counts of forgery, six counts of possessing someone else's identity card and two counts of criminal breach of trust.

He also faces one charge each of cheating, misappropriation and possessing a fraudulently obtained or stolen laptop.

Chen allegedly broke into the home of one of his victims between Aug 31 and Sept 5, 2008, and stole items totalling more than $36,000.

One of the items he allegedly stole was the victim's OCBC bank cheque book.

Over six days in September that year, he is said to have forged the victim's signature on the stolen cheques and induced the bank to give him a total of $81,150.

Forged signature


He is also accused of breaking into the home of another victim twice and later forging the victim's signature on a stolen HSBC cheque to obtain $10,000.

Chen, who is out on bail, is understood to have been arrested after several victims made police reports.

The New Paper reported last year that someone calling himself "Gary Ng" gained online notoriety after he posted his self-filmed sex videos on various amateur porn sites and sex forums.

Most of the videos began with him in office wear before he undressed.

He was careful to protect the identities of his partners by editing away the faces of the girls and himself, but he gave the videos titles based on the the women in them.

There were videos titled "Gary Ng vs Beer Promo Auntie", "Gary Ng vs Friend's Niece" and "Gary Ng vs Chua Chu Kang girl".

He claimed that he filmed his escapades, which took place at home or in hotels, and put them online in order to get back at women.

He said that he became disillusioned after three consecutive failed relationships.

Among his charges, unlawfully possessing someone else's identity card and housebreaking carry the heaviest punishment.

If convicted, he can be fined and jailed 10 years on each charge.

From Asiaone, "'Singapore's Edison Chen' slapped with 21 charges".

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