Hong Kong police have arrested two men over a website that sold upskirt photos taken with hidden cameras at MTR stations and shopping malls across the city.

The pair, aged 33 and 36, were arrested at Sha Tin and Hung Hom last Friday and are accused of conspiracy to outrage public decency.

Chief Inspector Cheung Wai-ho. Photo: Screenshot via Facebook.

Chief Inspector Cheung Wai-ho of the force’s cybersecurity and technology crime bureau said one man was responsible for running the website while the other took the photos and uploaded them. Both were personnel of a cleaning company.

The website has been in operation since 2017, amassing over 30,000 images and over 50,000 members. The site also featured images of the victim’s faces in order to boost sales.

Police confiscated 12 computers, 10 mobile phones, nine SIM cards and six video cameras during the operation.

People found guilty of conspiracy to outrage public decency are liable to up to seven years in prison.