National Seviceman Pleads Guilty to Rape, Sex with Three Minors Under 16

Posted on Sep 6 2014 - 11:21am by Redwire Singapore

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A full-time national serviceman has pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl and three other charges of having sex with a minor under 16 with three girls.

He met the girl for the first time on May 20 last year through a friend. He tricked the girl into going to his Teck Whye Lane flat, after they had gone out together with the mutual friend. In the flat, he pinned her down and tried unsuccessfully to tape her mouth shut. When she refused to have sex with him, he stopped her from leaving, hit her with his fist and even pointed a 16cm blade at her and threatened to hurt her. The girl subsequently agreed.

Shortly after, his mother returned home and the victim took the chance to leave. She then told a friend about the ordeal before she made a police report with her mother.

The 20-year-old cannot be named to protect the identity of his victims.

He had sex with three other minors aged 13 and 14 between October 2012 and December 2013. He pressured one of the minors into having sex with him after going out with her for slightly more than a week. He went absent without leave from National Service during that time.

One of the victims got pregnant and had an abortion in January. They are still in a relationship and she was present in court yesterday with the offender’s mother.

The prosecution has called for a sentence of at least 12 years’ jail and 12 strokes of the cane, citing aggravating factors such as the use of violence. Deputy public prosecutor Lee Zu Zhao said the acts were calculated and not “thoughtless actions by a low-functioning adolescent driven purely by testosterone”.

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