It spread through the city, striking down young and middle-aged Singaporeans – from Members of Parliament, elite civil servants and business executives to cleaners and lorry drivers.
Sexual exposes dragged in personalities such as university professors, lawyers, police officers and prominent educators, as well as teenage boys and girls.
Bangladeshi jailed 5 months for threat to send ex-lover's sex videos to family and friends
A Bangladeshi national filmed himself having sex with a married Singaporean woman, then threatened to send the explicit video clip to her friends and family.
On Tuesday (May 24), the 42-year-old man was sentenced to five months' jail after admitting to threatening the woman, aged 38, between March 27 and April 4 this year. He was initially scheduled to go for trial but changed his mind and pleaded guilty on Monday (May 23). Neither he nor the complainant can be named due to a gag order.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Ryan David Lim said the pair were in an intermittent relationship from around 2007 to 2013. They broke up in 2014 and he returned to Bangladesh.
20 women arrested in anti-vice blitz
A raid in the western region of Singapore led to the arrest of 89 people, including 39 women allegedly involved in prostitution-related activities
The police said on Thursday (Oct 8) that it arrested 20 women who are suspected to be involved in vice-related activities in the northern and western parts of Singapore.
In an operation from Oct 6 to Oct 7, officers from Jurong Division conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations including Woodlands, Admiralty, Bukit Batok and Jurong West.
They arrested the female suspects and also seized boxes of condoms, lubricants and mobile phones as case exhibits.
related: ONLINE PROSTITUTION
Over 1,500 prostitutes sell their services on local website
A website that claimed to feature "Singapore's hottest babes" was revealed to be a site that allows visitors to "hook up" or purchase sexual services from over 1,500 prostitutes.
According to Lianhe Wanbao, the site, which claimed to be the "best site in Singapore" for information about the "hottest babes", masked its darker nature.
In fact, the site allows visitors to book and purchase sexual services from over 1,500 young prostitutes online, who operated out of flats in east, west, north and central Singapore.
Sex on Page Six
Singapore newspapers should come with a rating system judging from the number of explicit articles on incidents revolving around ‘sex for favours’ lately. Page 6 of today’s Straits Times reads like some orgy of stupidity with educators, businessmen, and even cops getting in trouble for obtaining sexual services from people who blew their cover (no pun intended).
First story on page 6 revolves around Professor Tey Tsun Hang embroiled in a sex-for-grades scandal with his student. The best part is apart from offering Professor Tay sex, he also received expensive gifts from this girl such as a Jorg Gray watch valued between $500 to $750. Talk about being kiasu.
The second story involves match fixing but with a heavy dose of..you guessed it…sex thrown in. Businessman Eric Ding Si Yang apparently offered prostitutes to three Lebanese football match officials in return for fixing a game and was bailed at $150,000. As we all know, match fixing is a serious business with a lot of money involved so I’m sure the prostitutes involved were of pretty ‘high’ quality. Maybe there were more than one given to each coach so they would get more ‘bang for their buck’ (pun intended).
No sex? Let’s bake a cake instead
Way too much sex in sin city
So much sex in sin city
Law prof says ex-student was making use of him
It was his former student Darinne Ko who was more guilty because she was making use of him to give herself a better future, law professor Tey Tsun Hang had claimed in a statement to anti- graft officers last year.
"I wish to say that her motive for giving me the gifts and sex was with guilty intent," Tey had said then. He is now on trial for corruptly obtaining gifts and sex from Ms Ko in exchange for awarding her better grades. "She invested or gave me a little. In return I had to give her a bright future."
Tey, 41, had also accused Ms Ko, 23, of expecting him to show her favour, to help her become a justice law clerk and get into an international law firm. "I think that she is guiltier than I am," he said.
Singaporean businessman charged over alleged soccer sex bribe
A Singaporean businessman has been charged with corruption after allegedly offering free sex to three Lebanese football referees to induce them to fix a match, a government agency says.
Eric Ding Si Yang, 31, was charged with three counts of corruption on Saturday, a spokesman for the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) told AFP yesterday. He gave no further details.
If convicted, Ding faces a maximum prison term of five years or a fine of up to $US81,000 ($78,500), or both penalties, for each charge
Three Lebanese referees charged for receiving sexual bribes
Three Lebanese soccer referees were charged Thursday for receiving sexual bribes in exchange for fixing a match in Singapore, the Government's anti-corruption bureau said.
Referee Ali Sabbagh, and assistants Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb, were charged before a district court for "corruptly" receiving sexual gratification "as an inducement" to fix the match they were to officiate Wednesday, court documents showed.
The charge sheets said the three committed an offence punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Singapore cop and ministry official in dock over sexual favors
A young Singaporean policeman has been charged with corruption for allegedly obtaining sexual favours from a suspect, in return for showing her leniency, media reports said.
Parthivan Ramaya, a staff sergeant of the Singapore Police Force, is accused of obtaining physical intimacy from Dwi Sulistiani on four occasions, Channel News Asia reported. Court documents state that Parthivan, 32, recommended leniency for Dwi who had been arrested for theft, as an inducement. The alleged sexual favours took place at the police station, Parthivan's Yishun Ring Road flat and at a stairwell along Fernvale Road.
Separately, another law enforcer, a senior investigation officer at Manpower Ministry (MOM) faces three counts of corruption. in the form of sexual favours from a Chinese national. Charges read in court revealed that Norezwan Bin Em, 27, had received sexual favours on three occasions from Liu Lihua to extend her stay in Singapore.
The alleged sexual favours are an inducement for the accused to extend Liu's stay in Singapore. If found guilty, each of the accused faces up to five years' jail and S$100,000 fine.
He didn't have sex because he didn't get erection
He invited her to his Callidora Ville condominium at Telok Kurau when he booked her for the second time.
But Edward Whistler Goh Ngian Meng (left), 50, told the court that he did not have sex with the underage prostitute then, as he was unable to get an erection.
The business consultant, who took the stand on Wednesday on the second day of the trial, said his failure to become aroused was "embarrassing".
She 'pitifully begged' me for sex, says Lim
Former civil defence chief Peter Lim Sin Pang claimed yesterday that he was prepared to have sex with Ms Pang Chor Mui during their rendezvous in 2010 because she had "pitifully begged" him for it - and that he would have done it "out of sympathy" for her.
His claim came as he was given a chance to explain a series of discrepancies between his statements made to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and what he told the court during his 12-day corruption trial.
In an effort to summarise his corrupt intentions, prosecutors had earlier in the day fired more than 40 points at him, to which he had to either agree or disagree.
TNP ... pitifully begged me for sex
Spotted TNP on the floor of Caltex along Tanjong Katong Rd this morning. Good grief, how despicable can the former SCDF chief Peter Lim get?
I agree with the Police Commissioner that Ng Boon Gay behavior was reprehensible even if he was found not guilty in court but Peter Lim has dived to a new low for ex senior civil servants.
I hope I haven't misunderstood any of them since I did not follow their cases closely. Anyway is the media always able to present the full picture? Increasingly the pressure is to sell more papers first. Given such a headline, some people must be feeling wronged already?
SAF officer accused of engaging underage prostitute claims trial
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Lieutenant-Colonel accused of having paid sex with an underage prostitute in 2011 has claimed trial.
Emlyn Thomas Thariyan, 37, is one of 51 men to be charged with having commercial sex with the minor. He is the third man to contest the charges, following Swiss national Juerg Buergin and business consultant Edward Whistler Goh. District Judge Eugene Teo ordered that part of the trial yesterday be held in camera — which means in chambers. This follows the prosecution’s application that the girl, a vulnerable witness, give evidence in closed court.
When contacted, the Ministry of Defence said Thariyan is still an officer with the ministry
Swiss man claims 'deceived' by teen Singapore prostitute
A Swiss expatriate facing a possible jail term for having sex with an underage Singaporean prostitute said at the start of his trial Tuesday that he was tricked into thinking she was an adult.
Juerg Buergin, 41, is contesting charges filed against him and 50 other local and foreign men accused of paying for sex with the 17-year-old call girl in 2010 and 2011, a case involving prominent figures that caused a scandal in Singapore.
"The prostitute, in a conspiracy with the pimp, had deceived the accused as to her true age and thereby intentionally induced him to engage her services," his lawyer Selva Naidu said in a written statement released to journalists.
Singapore cadet found guilty of indecent act in Australia
A Singaporean naval officer on trial in Australia for committing indecent acts has been found guilty of forcing a woman fellow cadet to kiss him.
But lieutenant Benedict Ang Yong Chuean, a trainee at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), was cleared of a second charge of undoing the woman's bra and touching her breast while she slept.
Singapore pastor charged for sex with underage girl
A Singaporean pastor was charged Monday with having sex with a 15-year-old girl who belonged to his congregation, police and local media said.
No details were released by the police but the Straits Times identified him as a 45-year-old father of three.
His name was withheld in order to protect the identity of the 15-year-old girl with whom he allegedly had intercourse in a public park and oral sex inside the church premises in 2011, according to the report.
Ex-teacher records sex with student then threatens suicide
He taught her to act. Then he acted on her innocence to seduce her into sex at his home after school.
Aravind, a freelance writer, taught drama class part-time at the school twice a week.
The victim, who cannot be named because of her age, joined the drama class on March 6, 2008, and started sharing her problems at school and at home with him. They became close and on Feb 19, 2009, they entered into a relationship.
About three months later, they had unprotected sex at his home.
Singapore Teacher Sex With Student Scandal Casts Shadow On Education System - Heather Tan
Huffington Post, 15 Nov 2012
Their affair started with her giving him a copy of the mushy memoir "Eat, Pray, Love." It ended with the 32-year-old female teacher in Singapore getting a jail sentence for illicit sex with her 15-year-old male student.
The case, which shocked Singapore, was the latest in a string of scandals involving the city-state's educators, who in the past year have been caught embezzling college money, committing lewd behavior, peddling drugs and a couple of times having sex with students. At least 10 such cases have reached the courts this year.
In a country known for its orderliness and strict laws where even jay-walking and public spitting are punishable offenses, the scandals are raising questions about whether the government – in its hugely successful efforts to control political dissidence and crime – has ignored declining moral and social standards. Full story
- Singapore hit by sex scandals involving teachers in blow to its strait-laced reputation - Fox News
- Strait-laced Singapore hit by teacher scandals - The Review
Other teacher-student sex cases
April 3, 2013
A 30-year-old relief teacher who had sex four times with his student, then 13, was jailed for 18 months.
Ross Ryan Kristiaensen had asked the girl to be his girlfriend, had sex with her and then promised to marry her.
The two became close after a salad-making competition at the end of July 2009.
April 2, 2013
A former secondary school teacher, 31, was jailed for nine months for molesting his student in a shower cubicle.
The teacher used soap to rub the 13-year-old boy's body and private parts at a condominium in Bishan in May 2010.
He had invited the victim and his friend there for a swim. He molested the boy when they showered at cubicles near the pool.
March 14, 2013
A primary school teacher who had sex with one of her pupils, then 13, was jailed for a year.
The 32-year-old married mother of three had sex with the teen four times, had oral sex once, and committed an obscene act with him once between May 2011 and July 2011.
Feb 23, 2009
A former primary school teacher was jailed for 10 months for being sexually intimate with an underage boy.
She was the first woman in Singapore to be hauled to court for the offence.
The married teacher, then 31, had sex with the boy, then 15, six times - twice in her flat and four times in a chalet - between March and May 2008.
They had met during an overseas trip when he was still in Primary 6 in her school.
Oct 29, 2012
A teacher in a top school was jailed for a year for having sex with an underage student from her school.
The 32-year-old married mother of two engaged in sexual activities with the boy, then 15, a total of nine times between December 2011 and January last year.
The boy became close to her shortly after a boating accident during a student leaders' camp in Bintan in October 2011
Girls as young as 15 want to be social escorts
A the tender age of 15, most girls are still in school, studying hard to obtain good grades.
But Mr Kurt Tay, who owns 4ever Escort Massage Agency, said he occasionally receives calls from girls as young as 15 who want to work for him.
Mr Tay, who has been in the business for about two years, said: "I receive such calls from underage girls every few months or so and I will tell them that I'm not interested.
Police arrest 168 for various offences in islandwide operation
In a continued effort to clamp down criminal activities, Central Police Division with support from Criminal Investigation Department and Traffic Police, conducted a series of operations from 3 to 7 April 2013.
These operations resulted in the arrest of 168 persons, comprising 62 males and 106 females between the ages of 18 and 72, for various offences.
The operations saw officers cracking down on illegal gambling in the Jalan Besar area, with enforcement checks conducted at public entertainment outlets, and massage establishments located along Marina Bay, South Bridge Road and Little India. Road blocks were also set up within to detect drink driving.
Woman in online vice syndicate jailed for four months
A district court had adjourned sentencing Charlene Pang Siew Ting, 26, in December so that her husband could complete his five-month jail sentence. She had been worried that there was no one to care for their three-year-old son. Her spouse, Liew Kuo Feng, 34, was released early this month.
Both pleaded guilty in December to living in part on prostitution earnings. The court then heard that the syndicate operated four websites. Operating out of an office at Maysprings condominium, the syndicate liaised with its foreign counterparts to bring in Thai and Korean prostitutes.
More local women linked to pimp of underage prostitute
At first glance, he appears to be a clean-cut man with a head for business.
Tang Boon Thiew, 38, who was educated in Britain and owns an online marketing firm, has several start-up firms under his belt.
And based on his picture that has appeared in newspapers, the bespectacled Tang could pass off as your typical next-door neighbour.
2 Indians charged with living off earnings of prostitutes
Two Indian nationals have been charged with procuring four compatriot women to Singapore for prostitution and living off their earnings
Balakrishnan Tamil Selvan, 28, and Kannaiya Ananthaprabu, 25, were believed to have committed the offences between February and April this year, reported the Channel News Asia.
Balakrishnan is accused of procuring two of the women in February this year to work as prostitutes in Singapore. The case would be heard again on April 29, according to the report.
Man pleads guilty to robbing, raping woman at HDB block
TODAY newspaper reported that the accused, Tan Jun Hui, confronted the woman in a lift at the block and dragged her back when she exited on the second floor to get home. He threatened her with a knife and robbed her of S$200. The two got out on the ninth floor and he robbed her of two mobile phones after dragging her to a staircase landing.
He then forced her to perform oral sex on him and when she refused, he told her to lie down and spread her legs before raping her, the news report stated.
During the act, the victim reportedly told him she would masturbate him because she did not want his semen in her body, and the accused eventually ejaculated into his underwear before he left the scene.
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