He picked up a runaway 15-year-old, and one thing led to another and he had sex with her at a staircase at a HDB flat in Punggol.
For that, 36-year-old Isyam Rahmat was convicted for one count of having sex with a minor and jailed for 14 months.
The girl ran away from home on 19 Jan last year, and was waiting for a taxi along Elias Road when Isyam stopped his private-hire vehicle and struck up a conversation with her.
The girl told him that she was heading to the nearby entertainment hub, Downtown East, and she accepted Isyam’s offer to send her there.
After she revealed her age to him, Isyam treated her to a meal at a fast-food restaurant and asked her to lepak with him.
In addition to that, he called a friend to ask about hotels and chalets that did not need customers’ identity cards to check in.
After the meal, Isyam drove the 15-year-old to a multi-storey carpark and touched her right thigh.
When she pushed him away, he drove her back to Elias Road and alighted her there.
The girl then spent the night at the void deck of a block of HDB flats.
The next day, the girl called Isyam and her picked her up at about 7pm.
At the time, Isyam was with his friend, 65-year-old Jamalludin Abdullah.
The 3 ventured to places as East Coast Park and Changi Beach, looking for a secluded place which didn’t have police CCTV cameras.
Finally, at about 4am the next day, the 3 went to Jamalludin’t home – a block of flats in Punggol Central.
They went to the staircase of 16th storey of the flat.
Then, Jamalludin went home.
The girl wanted to run away, but was afraid to do so because she was unfamiliar with the Punggol area.
She then had sex with Isyam because she felt helpless.
Awhile later, Jamaluddin returned to the staircase area and asked the girl to have sex with him.
Isyam then drove her back to Elias Road.
The girl reported the matter to the police later that morning and the 2 men were arrested.
For having sex with the minor, Isyam could have been jailed for up to 10 years and fined.
The case involving Jamalludin is pending.