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Peeping Tom claims gender issues made him peek into women's toilet cubicle

By Samyuktha

Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A waxing and fingernail salon owner in Australia has claimed that gender identity issues, which sometimes make him feel like a woman, made him peep into a women's toilet cubicle.

In the District Court in Brisbane, Judge Michael Shanahan said Duy Hung Tran's gender disorder could explain what he was doing in the women's toilets but it did not explain his voyeurism, the Herald Sun reported.

He placed Tran on two years' probation with special conditions he get treatment for his disorders and did not record a conviction.

Shanahan also noted that at the time Tran, 35, was on a probation order for a similar offence.

Tran pleaded guilty to making an observation in breach of privacy, on November 5, 2008.

Prosecutor Dennis Kinsella told the court at the time Tran and his wife ran a waxing and fingernail treatment salon at Burpengary, north of Brisbane.

He said Tran had access to the staff toilets and a woman, 18, noticed Tran follow her into them, and she then saw him looking at her over the top of the cubicle.

Barrister Scott Lynch, for Tran, said his client had gender and as well as sexual dysfunction problems, which were now being treated by a psychologist.

Lynch said Tran had previously completed probation and would benefit from more. (ANI)

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