A SOLICITOR, alleged to be a 'peeping Tom', walked free from Eastern Court yesterday after a magistrate heard the main witness could reliably have identified him in a steamy shower room. Newly-registered solicitor Anthony Lam Ho-kong, 28, was acquitted of loitering inside a female changing room in the Hong Kong Football Club and causing a young woman concern despite magistrate Patrick Li saying the circumstances of the incident were suspicious. Daniel Marash, for Mr Lam, said Yang Kai-sue's evidence was unreliable as she was the only witness who saw a 'peeping Tom' open the curtain while she was having a shower. The court heard Ms Yang, 22, a university student on holiday from Canada, found a man looking at her while she was taking a shower in the Happy Valley clubhouse on July 3. Ms Yang screamed but failed to apprehend the man. She later described him to the club's sport manager Anthony Sealy, the court was told. However, Mr Marash cast doubt on the reliability of her identification. He said the shower room was steamy and Ms Yang would have only had a brief look at the man whom, she said, motioned her to join him. Yesterday, the court heard that a lifeguard at the club's swimming pool failed to identify a man whom he had seen walk out of the female change room at the time and then continue into the male changing room. Mr Sealy was alerted after Ms Yang complained to security guards that a man had entered the female changing room. Using the woman's description, Mr Sealy approached Mr Lam in the male changing room. 'He was nervous at the time,' said Mr Sealy. He was surprised at Mr Lam's response when invited to the administration office for an inquiry into the complaint. Mr Sealy said he had neither mentioned the nature of the inquiry nor the complainant. But Mr Lam, who claimed to have a telepathic mind, told Mr Sealy he had only seen the woman once in a communal steam room, the court heard. Prosecutor Linda Yeung told the court that Mr Lam also refused to give the manager his name and denied he was a club member, which made Mr Sealy suspicious. In ruling Ms Yang's identification was vague, Mr Li said: 'I am not satisfied it is safe to rely solely on the woman's evidence given the circumstances. 'I have to acquit you despite great suspicion.'