Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Jailed for crimes committed in Singapore

Man jailed 18 months for brutally killing cat

A man who killed a stray cat in the Tampines estate was sentenced to 18 weeks’ jail on Monday (13 March) by a district court.

Fajar Ashraf Fajar Ali, 25, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of animal abuse.

The stocky man was emotionless when District Judge May Mesenas sentenced him to the prison term.

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MMA instructor jailed 4 years for sexually assaulting 2 teenage girls

An American MMA instructor was jailed 4 years on Thu (Mar 2) for sexually assaulting 2 15-year-old girls & filming the assaults for his own “perverse pleasure”.

When Joshua Robinson’s apartment was raided, officers seized 5,902 obscene films, including 321 films of child pornography. The haul is believed to be the largest collection of child pornography seized from an individual in S'pore.

Robinson, 39, pleaded guilty to 9 charges: 3 for sexually assaulting the girls, 5 for making and possessing obscene films and one for showing an obscene film to a 6-year-old girl. Another 20 charges, including 4 more for sexual assault, were taken into consideration during sentencing.

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Jailed for stealing 80 tins of milk powder
37-yr-old Noris Ithnin was jailed for four months for stealing 80 tins of milk powder from supermarkets. FOTO: ST FILE

A 37-yr-old mother of five was jailed for 4 months yesterday for stealing 80 tins of milk powder from supermarkets in the western part of Singapore.

Housewife Noris Ithnin pleaded guilty to 6 charges. 10 others were taken into consideration.

Court documents showed she committed the offences over about 1 1/2 years, including twice while out on bail. The value of the stolen milk powder was about $5,676.

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Jailed For Abuse Of Maid
Lim Choon Hong (left) & his wife Chong Sui Foon (right) were jailed for 3 weeks & three months respectively

A Singaporean couple have been jailed for starving their domestic worker from the Philippines, in a case that has shocked the city-state.

The woman lost 20kg (44 lbs) - about 40% of her body weight - while working for them, and was given only bread and instant noodles to eat. Her employers received jail sentences of three weeks and three months.

Many Singaporeans hire live-in helpers from neighbouring countries, and abuse cases are not uncommon.

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5 CHC Leaders begin jail terms

As heavy rain bore down yesterday, City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee (above) arrived at the State Courts to surrender & begin his 3½-year jail term.

Looking sombre, Kong, 52, was the first to turn up among the 5 church leaders due to start their sentences yesterday after they were convicted of misappropriating millions in church funds. At about 8.30am, he told reporters: "I am totally at peace & I am grateful to God for this. I have nothing more to say, just let me thank my friends."

Kong then spoke individually to some 20 church members gathered outside the courtroom. Some were teary-eyed as Kong hugged them & shook their hands.

related:
CHC leaders' sentences reduced on less serious charges
Some City Harvest Church leaders disappointed despite reduced jail terms
City Harvest appeal: Reduced sentences for all six church leaders
City Harvest's Sharon Tan to start sentence earlier

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Jail term for ex-tour guide Yang Yin extended to 9 years
Yang Yin, the former tour guide from China who was convicted of cheating a rich S'porean widow of $1.1 million, will serve a longer jail term of 9 years. FOTO: ST FILE

Yang Yin, the former tour guide from China who was convicted of cheating a rich S'porean widow of $1.1 million, will serve a longer jail term of 9 years.

Yang, 42, was convicted in September last year for 2 offences of criminal breach of trust & sentenced to 6 years in jail. He had misappropriated the money from Madam Chung Khin Chun, now 90, in 2010 & 2012.

On Friday (March 3), the High Court extended the jail term to 9 years on grounds that the initial sentence imposed by the State Courts on the Chinese national was manifestly inadequate.


IT manager & wife sentenced to jail for abusing maid for nearly 2 years
Tay Wee Kiat & his wife Chia Yun Ling face jail for abusing their Indonesian domestic helper. FOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES

A married couple were sentenced to jail after a 14-day trial, which revealed the numerous ways they had assaulted their Indonesian maid for almost 2 years.

Addressing the man, Tay Wee Kiat, 39, just before delivering the sentence, District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan said: "It is clear that you are the main perpetrator."

He then sentenced the former regional IT manager to 2 years & 4 months in jail after convicting him of all 12 charges.

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Couple jailed for abusing Indonesian maid

For repeatedly abusing their domestic helper for more than 2 years, including shoving a bottle into her mouth while she was forced to stand on a stool for about half an hour, a S'porean couple were each sentenced to jail Friday (Mar 10) by a district court.

After a 14-day trial, Tay Wee Kiat, 39, was found guilty of a total of 
12 charges, & was jailed for 2 years and 4 months. His 41-yr-old wife Chia Yun Ling was given 2 months’ jail after being convicted of 2 charges.

The charges were for voluntarily causing hurt, & in Tay’s case, one count of bribery of a witness, and one for instigating a false statement.

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Maid jailed for hurting toddler

Between March last year and January this year, for about three times a week, she would pinch the younger boy's body, back and legs.

The abuse came to light after his mother discovered scars and wounds all over him.

Yesterday, Fajardo Elizabeth Esquiral,, 26, was jailed six months for abusing the child, now three.

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Ex-IT consultant jailed 10 months for underage sex

A former Info-comm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) information technology analyst was jailed for 10 months on Wednesday for underage sex.

Ramos Lobaton Alan, 26, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of having sex with a 15-yr-old student in a room at a flat in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Oct 13 & 23, 2012. 10 other charges were taken into consideration during his sentencing.

The Mexican national is the 2nd man to be jailed for having sex with the girl & was among 5 men hauled to court last year.

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Ex-SCDF officer jailed for taking upskirt videos of colleague
Ex-SCDF officer jailed for taking upskirt videos of colleague
Poh Siok Peng was sentenced to 5 weeks’ jail, for twice taking upskirt videos of his colleague at the SCDF headquarters. Photo: Robin Choo / TODAY

The former S'pore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) major would go to his colleague’s office cubicle on the pretext of wanting to chat with her.

He would sit in front of her but would often bend down, as if to reach for something.

During one such chat in March last year, the 26-yr-old colleague saw a light flash from under her desk; it was only then did she realise that Poh Siok Peng was taking upskirt videos of her using his mobile phone.

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Man jailed 2 weeks for taking upskirt video of woman in Orchard Road

A 30-year-old man was sentenced to two weeks’ jail on Monday (Jun 12) for recording an upskirt video with his mobile phone.

Tan Jun Rong pleaded guilty to one charge of insulting the modesty of the victim, who was shopping at Orchard Road when the incident occurred.

On Jul 12 last year, the victim was shopping at Shaw House when Tan approached her from behind, said the prosecution. Tan, who works as a personal assistant at an investment firm, then went into a half squat, positioned his mobile phone under the victim’s skirt and took an upskirt video of the victim.

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Engineer jailed 8 weeks for taking upskirt videos of women

An engineer who took 6 upskirt videos of women in just over an hour at Toa Payoh MRT station & a supermarket at Toa Payoh Hub was sentenced to 8 weeks' jail on Monday (May 15).

Darren Ng Jun Yang, 26, who faced 7 charges including attempting to insult modesty of a woman, admitted to 3 counts of intruding into the privacy of women on Jul 14, 2015.

A court heard that Ng was shopping around the NTUC FairPrice supermarket at 7.14pm that day when he saw a woman wearing a white top and floral skirt at the poultry section. He then thought of taking an upskirt video of her.

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Jail for man who tried to secretly film young girl using toilet

To spite his wife over their marital problems, a 44-yr-old man hid a video recording device in a toilet at their home, so that he could secretly film 2 11-yr-old twin girls she was tutoring.

Even when the device was discovered and he was confronted with it, the man still tried to lie that it was just a thumb drive, instead of a video recording device.

It was only when his wife refused to let him see their children that he came clean to the police.

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Engineer jailed for filming upskirt videos at supermarket

An engineer was jailed eight weeks on Monday (15 May) for taking upskirt videos of three women at an NTUC Fairprice supermarket in Toa Payoh HDB Hub.

Darren Ng Jun Yang, 26, pleaded guilty to three charges of insulting the modesty of the women. Four other similar charges were taken into consideration.

Investigations revealed that Ng committed the acts on the evening on 14 July 2015 while shopping in the supermarket. When he was at the poultry section, Ng saw a woman wearing a white top and floral skirt and it was then that he thought of taking an upskirt video of her.

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2 upskirt offenders jailed

2 men were sentenced to jail yesterday for taking upskirt videos of women.

One was an engineer who took six upskirt videos of women in just over an hour at Toa Payoh MRT station and a supermarket at Toa Payoh Hub.

Darren Ng Jun Yang, 26, who admitted to 3 out of 7 charges, including attempting to insult the modesty of a woman, was sentenced to 8 weeks' jail.

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Man jailed for upskirt videos & photos taken at overhead bridge near his Tampines home

A 30-yr-old man who took more than 30 upskirt videos and photos of women was jailed for 12 weeks on Monday (Mar 27).

Benjamin Tan Jun Guang targeted women crossing an overhead bridge along Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) near Tampines Street 22, close to where he lives.

Tan committed 36 counts of insulting the modesty of a woman from November 2011 till his arrest on Aug 7, 2014 while working as a drink stall assistant at an ITE college. He has been working as a retail assistant for about a year.

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Briton, 53, jailed 4 weeks for recording upskirt video of 10 women at Cold Storage outlet
Noel David Jones had placed his mobile phone in a shopping basket with its camera facing up, & took an upskirt video capturing 10 victims over 46 minutes. ST FOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A 53-yr-old man placed his mobile phone in a supermarket shopping basket with its camera facing up and took an upskirt video capturing 10 victims over 46 minutes.

On Wednesday, Noel David Jones was given 4 weeks' jail after he pleaded guilty to 3 out of 10 charges of insulting the modesty of a woman.

The remaining 7 counts were taken into account in sentencing as part of his plea bargain.

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BRITISH TEACHER JAILED FOR MOLESTING 7-YEAR-OLD STUDENT IN SINGAPORE

Lewis will serve the six weeks in lieu of three strokes oo the cane as those older than 50 years of age cannot be caned.

Five years jail, a fine and caning is the maximum penalty for molesting any person under the age of 14.

The Straits Times reports that the 66-year-old Briton admitted to “rubbing the girl” in the Orchard area of Singapore sometime before between 16 September and December 2014.

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Man jailed for upskirt videos & photos taken at overhead bridge near his Tampines home

A 30-yr-old man who took more than 30 upskirt videos and photos of women was jailed for 12 weeks on Monday (Mar 27).

Benjamin Tan Jun Guang targeted women crossing an overhead bridge along Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) near Tampines Street 22, close to where he lives.

Tan committed 36 counts of insulting the modesty of a woman from November 2011 till his arrest on Aug 7, 2014 while working as a drink stall assistant at an ITE college. He has been working as a retail assistant for about a year.

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75-year-old man jailed for molesting 10-year-old girl

A 75-yr-old man was jailed for 3 months on Tuesday (March 7) for molesting a 10-yr-old girl.

Cleaner Mowvalappil Ussainer K. Alikunhi pleaded guilty to one count of outrage of modesty.

A 2nd molestation charge involving the same girl was taken into consideration during sentencing.

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Jailed 5 years for underage sex


WRONG TURN: Jonathan Wong Wai Kheong was convicted in Britain in 2010 of possessing child pornography

A former Ministry of Education scholarship holder was sentenced to 5 years' jail yesterday for 5 sexual offences involving an underage girl, then 15 years old.

Jonathan Wong Wai Kheong, 25, was found guilty on 2 counts of committing indecent acts and 3 counts of having sex with a minor. The victim cannot be named because she is a minor.

According to court documents, the prosecution said this was "one of the worst cases of sexual penetration of a minor" it had seen, and that Wong deserved a deterrent sentence of more than 4 years' imprisonment.

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Transgender gets 10 years' jail for sexually abusing minor
Zunika was known as a generous & religious neighbour & R (pictured) chose to live with her as her own family was crumbling. foto: The Straits Times

A Transgender, who is biologically female but lives as a man, was yesterday sentenced to 10 years in jail for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl, who was then 13. She was initially cleared by a lower court which had ruled that a woman could not be convicted of sexual penetration of a minor.

The sentence came after a decision by the Court of Appeal on Sep 28 that a woman can just be as guilty as a man for the crime & reversed the acquittal.

In sentencing Zunika Ahmad, 40, the Court of Appeal took into account as aggravating factors the number of offences & that she had abused her position of trust.

related: Woman pleads guilty, but law says only men can be guilty of rape

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Mum jailed for punishing 4-year-old son until he died
The judge rejected the defence's contention that Noraidah (above) has Asperger's FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

In what the prosecution described as "one of the saddest cases of child abuse", a 34-yr-old woman was sentenced to 8 years in jail after punishing her 4-yr-old so badly that he died. The boy's offence in 2014 was not reciting the numbers 11 to 18 in Malay properly.

The response from Noraidah Mohd Yussof was to push him repeatedly -- causing him to hit his head on the floor -- step on him, & grab him by the neck until he was lifted off the ground against the wall.

4 days later, despite emergency surgery to remove a part of his skull to allow swelling in his brain to expand, Mohammad Airyl Amirul Haziq Mohamed Ariff died.

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Maid gets 18 years' jail for killing employer, socialite Nancy Gan
Dewi Sukowati (above) was given 18 yrs' jail for culpable homicide not amounting to murder of Madam Nancy Gan.FOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

An Indonesian domestic helper who said she was hit by her employer retaliated by swinging the 69-yr-old woman's head against a wall & then drowning her in the bungalow's swimming pool.

Indonesian Dewi Sukowati, 20, pleaded guilty & was sentenced to 18 years' jail yesterday for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The court heard that at about 7:30am on March 19, 2014, Dewi, then 18, had taken a glass of water on a tray to socialite & porcelain artist Nancy Gan Wan Geok at her home in Victoria Park Road. It was her 6th day at work.

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28 YEAR-OLD MAID JAILED FOR RAPING 14 YEAR-OLD BOY POSITIVE FOR STD

In a shocking twist to an already sensational case, it was revealed in court that the maid who raped the 14 year-old boy, her employer's son, had tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The boy has not tested positive for the STD yet, but prosecutors argued that the child could have escaped infection by sheer luck and this should not lighten the burden of guilt on the accused.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nicholas Lai urged the court to slap at least 10 months jail on the month, citing aggravating factor such as the maid's STD infection, her breach of trust and the unprotected nature of the intercourse. The maid was eventually sentenced to 10 months jail, but will have her sentence dated back to 7th September. She could have been jailed for up to 10 years and fined for having sex with a person under 16 years old.

An Indonesian domestic worker has been jailed 10 months for having sex with a 14 year-old boy, who is the son of her employer and exactly half her age.

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Maid who buried her newborn jailed 12 weeks

A domestic worker was today (Jan 28) jailed 12 weeks by a district court for burying her newborn baby in the backyard of her employer’s home. It is not clear if the baby was alive at the time of the birth.

In pressing for a custodial sentence, Deputy Public Prosecutor Michelle Lu said that it was possible that the baby’s life could have been saved if there was early medical intervention.

Musliyati, 37, an Indonesian who is divorced with 2 children back home, committed the crime in November last year at Brighton Avenue in Serangoon Garden.

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Ex-teacher jailed for indecent acts with pupil

A primary school teacher unzipped his pupil's shorts to look at the underwear he had bought him, and on a separate occasion asked the boy to unzip his trousers, exposing his underwear to the pupil, a court heard yesterday.

Colin Ting Fook Mun, 41, who quit teaching 1-1/2 years ago, pleaded guilty to 3 of 8 charges of committing an indecent act with a child, and was jailed for 12 months.

The acts occurred at the primary school between March and September 2014 and in January last year.

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Ex-tutor jailed 12 months for sex with boy, 15

A former tuition teacher, who had sex with a 15-year-old student shortly after getting to know him via a mobile chat application, was jailed for 12 months yesterday.

Liew Kin Wah, 46, was working at a learning centre when he committed three offences of sexual penetration of a minor and one of an indecent act with a child at his home in Woodlands on Feb 27 last year.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual penetration; the remaining charges were taken into consideration in sentencing.

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Man gets 12 years’ jail, 9 strokes of cane for raping a minor

A 40-yr-old former crane operator was sentenced to 12 yrs’ jail and nine strokes of the cane on Wednesday (April 13) for raping a minor — more than 20 yrs younger than him — days after they met through a mobile phone messaging application.

Lee Seow Peng, who is married, first met his victim on May 26, 2012 and asked her to be his girlfriend the following day. The victim cannot be named due to a court order to protect her identity.

2 days later, Lee suggested that they meet up. He picked her up near her school, drove her to a public carpark at the Chinese Garden, and had sexual intercourse with her at the back of the vehicle.

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Underage-sex offender has jail term upped to 10 months

A 23-yr-old production worker who pressured a secondary schoolgirl he met online into having sex with him had his original jail term of four months increased to 10 months yesterday after the prosecution appealed to the High Court.

Qiu Shuihua had been due to be released on Thursday. But Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin agreed with the prosecution that the district judge who sentenced him last year was wrong to find that there was a genuine romantic relationship between Qiu and the 14-yr-old girl.

Justice Chao said that while the girl had expressed affection for Qiu, he had used "emotional blackmail" to get her to have sex with him.

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Traffic cop jailed 15 months for underage sex with 13-year-old girl

A traffic policeman who had sex with a 13-year-old girl was jailed for 15 months on Wednesday.

Faisal Amry Abdul Rahman, 26, who faced six sexual offences and one of criminal trespass into a female toilet, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual penetration of a minor.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Eunice Lau told the court that Faisal Amry befriended the victim sometime in late 2011 over the online social network known as iMesh

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Man jailed 18 months for underage sex with girl, 14

They met through a WhatsApp chat group in Apr last year and got together a month later.

Despite knowing she was just 14, Muhammad Sali Ifwat Zainodin had sex with his underage girlfriend 3 times.

Their relationship was found out a year later after the girl became pregnant and suffered a miscarriage.

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Student, 18, sentenced to 15 months' probation for underaged sex with girlfriend

An 18-yr-old man who twice had sex with his underaged girlfriend, and also got her pregnant, was on Monday sentenced to 15 months' probation.

In addition to the probation term, he was also ordered by the court to perform 100 hours of community service. His parents also have to pay a $5,000 bond to ensure his good behaviour.

The girl, who was 15 at the time, had to abort a 14-week old foetus in January this year after her mother found out about the pregnancy & made a police report.

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Doctor gets 10 months in jail for sex with minor

A gynaecologist, who had sex with a minor even though he knew she was more than 40 yrs his junior when he met her for the first time, was yesterday sentenced to 10 months in jail.

Last October, Ong Theng Kiat, 63, pleaded guilty to 2 charges of having sex with a minor and had 11 other charges, which included oral sex, taken into consideration.

Yesterday, Ong pleaded guilty to one other charge of breaching the Medical Registration Act by giving a false declaration in order to obtain a medical practising certificate on July 31 last year. For this, he was fined S$4,000.

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Delivery driver jailed 24 months for underage sex with girl, 14

A delivery driver was jailed for 24 months on Tuesday for underage sex with a teen he met on FaceBook.

Eugene Prem Kumar, 30, who faced 5 charges, pleaded guilty to 3 counts of having sex with the 14-yr-old girl sometime between September and October 2010 at his flat in Yishun Avenue 5.

District court heard that Kumar was 27 when he came to know the teen via Facebook in September 2010. She told him she was 14 while he gave his age as 21 to 22.

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Ex-teacher jailed 22 months for indecent acts with pupil

A physical education teacher who entered into a relationship with his pupil - despite her being 20 yrs his junior - was jailed for 22 months yesterday.

The 34-yr-old teacher, who cannot be named to protect his victim's identity, became friends with the girl on Facebook in late 2011.

He pleaded guilty to four of 6 charges of committing an indecent act as well as procuring a child to commit an indecent act.

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Female teacher jailed for sex with student not a predator

A 32-yr-old female S'porean teacher was sentenced to a year in jail on Monday for having sex with a 15-yr-old boy in her school, local media reported.

The teacher, who was married with two children, started a relationship with the student last year after she started counselling him, the Straits Times daily reported on its website. Their names were withheld to protect the minor's identity.

The court was told that she wooed the boy with gifts including a copy of the bestselling book "Eat, Pray, Love", which dealt with a divorced American woman's adventures and was made into a film starring Julia Roberts in 2010.


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Teacher jailed 18 months for sexual offences involving minor

A music teacher was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months' jail by a district court for sexual offences involving a minor.

James Rohan Fernando, 25, pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual penetration of a minor -- penetrating her with his finger, making her perform oral sex on him, as well as having sex with her. Three other charges were taken into consideration for sentencing.

The girl, who cannot be named, was about 14 years old at the time of the offences -- which took place between December 2011 and March 2012.

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Man jailed 4 months for sexually abusing 15-year-old girl

A man who sexually abused a 15-yr-old girl was jailed for 4 months on Monday.

Ng Wai Yeong, 23, had admitted to 2 charges of sexual assault by penetration of a minor at a condominium carpark and along Lorong Lew Lian in November 2010.

A district court heard that shortly after meeting the victim at a Halloween party, Ng kept in touch with her by sending her messages over Facebook and phone as well as calling her.

He started picking her up from school in his car & sending her home and to her training sessions. Sometime in November 2010, he picked her up from her condominium and drove to a shaded area in the car park where he committed the offence.

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Ex-teacher tricked girl, 13, into sending him 57 nude pictures and videos
Kuang Liang Yong crafted a fake identity of a man who suffered from erectile dysfunction to gain the 13-yr-old's sympathy

A secondary school teacher who preyed on a girl four times his junior and got her to send him more than 50 nude photos and videos over a 9-month period was jailed for 22 months on Friday (Oct 7).

A district court heard that Kuang Liang Yong, 47, had embarked on a sustained campaign of deception & emotional manipulation. He crafted a fake identity of a man who suffered from erectile dysfunction to gain the 13-yr-old's sympathy & got her to send the nude photographs and videos to him in 2012 and 2013.

His WhatsApp messages to her ran into more than 400 pages over 2 years.

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JC student 'felt an urge' to molest 8-year-old girl after seeing her in ballet attire

He felt an urge to touch the 8-yr-old girl after seeing her in her ballet attire.

After luring her away from her sister, he molested her. The girl, who was in Primary 3, & her mother made a police report later that day.

Yesterday, Liu Yiming, 18, a 2nd-yr junior college student, was sentenced to 18 months' probation for one count of outraging the girl's modesty.

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49-yr-old serial child molester preyed on young kids over span of 12 years by selling light sticks

A 49-yr-old man who molested several young children over the span of 12 years received 11½ years of jail & 15 strokes of the cane on Friday (Aug 12).

Tahir Hassan, previously a sorter & packer at a supermarket, would randomly visit housing estates to sell items such as massage lotion & perfume. While doing so, he would target young children at void decks & playgrounds, whom he would molest. In 2005, he started selling light sticks to children and would go into their homes when their parents were out.

He was found guilty of 6 charges involving outrage of modesty and, in one case, sexual penetration. 6 other charges were taken into consideration in sentencing.

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Jail, caning for molesting stepdaughter

A driver who repeatedly molested his stepdaughter over a 3-yr period was sentenced to 2 years in jail and 6 strokes of the cane yesterday.

The abuses began in 2011, the year that the victim, then 12, began living with him and her mother. He molested her in their Housing Board flat near Chinatown on five occasions when his wife was not at home, and asked her to perform an indecent act on him on another occasion.

Another time, he insulted her modesty. He also molested her at an open-air carpark in the neighborhood after they had bought dinner together, and at a lift lobby in their block.

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Serial molester jailed 20 months for touching 10-yr-old boy

A serial molester who touched a 10-yr-old boy living near him was jailed for a year and 8 months on Thursday.

Teo Koon Tian approached the youngster as he played with his mobile phone at a void deck table and told him he was "cute and handsome", then twice touched him on the cheeks.

Although the boy ignored him, the 57-yr-old sat down next to him and rubbed his thigh repeatedly, despite the victim's attempts to push his hands away.

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Drunk jailed for molesting flight attendant

An Indian national was jailed for 9 months yesterday for molesting a flight attendant on board a SilkAir flight from India to S'pore.

Kizhakkumkkara Thomas Ajeesh, 31, admitted to using criminal force on a 26-yr-old flight stewardess by brushing against her chest during a flight from Trivandrum to Singapore on Sept 9.

He also pleaded guilty to being drunk until he jeopardised the order and discipline required on board a plane, said The Straits Times Online.

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Man who molested woman under the pretext of treating her infertility sentenced to 7 years' jail
Koh Nai Hock, who is also known as Dr Bob Koh

A self-professed medical practitioner, who was convicted of 14 charges of sexually assaulting a woman under the pretext of providing fertility treatment, was sentenced to 7 years' jail on Thursday.

After a 13-day trial Koh Nai Hock, 64, was found guilty of sexually penetrating a businesswoman, then 40, on 7 occasions at hotel rooms between Nov 1 and Dec 25, 2010.

Koh, represented by Mr Edmond Pereira, is appealing against conviction and sentence.

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Man molested daughter, 12; threatened to kill wife

A security guard who sexually assaulted his 12-yr-old daughter over a period of around 10 months and threatened to kill his estranged wife was sentenced to jail & caning yesterday.

The 43-yr-old, who cannot be named so as not to identify his victim, had pleaded guilty to 2 charges each of molestation and criminal intimidation. Two other charges were taken into consideration.

He was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months in jail and five strokes of the cane.

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Cable installer jailed nine months for molesting girl, 12, in her home

A foreign worker who went to a flat to install a fibre optic cable earlier this year molested a 12-year old girl there.

On Friday he was sentenced to nine months' jail. A district court heard that Chellamuthu Gajendran, 36 went to the flat at about 3pm on March 3 to carry out the installation works.

The girl, a primary school student, was in the flat with her younger brother & she was reading a book in the living room.




Elderly man gets jail for molesting girl on bus

A 77-yr-old security guard who repeatedly molested a 14-yr-old girl on a bus was jailed for 5 weeks yesterday.

Samlawi Haji Sirat pleaded guilty to touching the girl's upper thigh on an SBSTransit bus on Feb 6 last year.

The court heard that the Secondary 3 student boarded service No. 21 in Balestier Road at about 1:30pm that day. The bus was heading towards Pasir Ris interchange.

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Doctor jailed for molesting male patient
JAILED: Tan was sentenced to 3½ years' jail yesterday FOTO: THE STRAITS TIME

He lured his patient -- a fellow male doctor -- to a hotel room and, on 2 separate nights, knocked him out with stupefying drug Dormicum.

Medical doctor and partner at Life Source Medical Practice Tan Kok Leong, now 50, then snapped over 20 photographs of his victim's private parts without the latter's knowledge or consent.

Some showed Tan either touching or holding the Malaysian man's private parts with his bare hands. He was sentenced to 3½ yrs' jail yesterday after an 18-day trial.

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Aesthetic doctor gets 3-1/2 years' jail for molesting male patient

While performing liposuction procedures over 2 days on a male patient whom he had sedated, an aesthetic doctor molested his victim.

Tan Kok Leong touched the private parts of his 33-yr-old patient -- a Malaysian doctor -- on multiple occasions over the course of 2 nights in a hotel room.

The 50-yr-old also took more than 20 photographs which grossly invaded his victim's privacy.

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Man jailed 8 months for molesting girl, 11, and cheating insurance firm

A 31-yr-old logistics executive molested a primary school pupil taking a public bus to school then gave her $10 out of guilt, a court heard on Friday (Apr 8).

Ryan Ong Swee Chuan also made a fake insurance claim for a staged traffic accident on behalf of a motor insurance scam syndicate.

On Friday, he was jailed for 8 months after he pleaded guilty to a count each of molesting a minor and conspiring to cheat. He also admitted another count of molestation, which was taken into consideration in sentencing.

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Man jailed 20 months for molesting two women

A repeat offender who molested two women at a block of flats in Henderson Crescent was jailed for 20 months on Friday (Nov 20).

Muhammad Surya Mohd Hatta, 23, pleaded guilty to grabbing a 29-yr-old woman's buttocks along the common corridor near the lift lobby at 7:39pm on Oct 20 and to a groping another woman, also 29,on the ground floor a minute later.

A district court heard that he had followed the first woman from Redhill MRT station to the lift lobby of the block. Both got into the lift and they alighted at the third floor.

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Indian-Origin Man in Singapore Jailed for Molestation

An Indian-origin man in Singapore, who molested a girl inside a taxi, was Friday sentenced to jail for four weeks, media reported.

Samir Singh Aulakh, 34, a hotel call operator, pleaded guilty to molesting the victim when they were inside the taxi travelling from Kampong Bahru Road to Lower Delta Road at 7.45 am Aug 30, 2013, the Straits Times reported.

A medical report stated that the victim, 15, a secondary school student, was so traumatised by the incident that she is afraid of big-sized men and tries to avoid them.

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Indian jailed for molesting 44-yr-old in Singapore

An Indian national in Singapore was sentenced to 10 months in jail and ordered to be given three cane strokes on Monday for molesting a woman on New Year's Day this year, media reported.

Parthiban Pandu, 24, taking advantage of the festive mood, hugged the 44-year-old victim from behind, the Straits Times reported. Pandu, a construction worker, pleaded guilty to outraging the victim's modesty just after midnight Jan 1.

The incident took place in a recreation centre for the foreign workers in Boon Lay.

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Man jailed for molesting girl during 'exorcism'

A 52-yr-old man who performed a ritual on a teenage girl to rid her of spirits has been sentenced to a year's jail after she accused him of touching her inappropriately under her clothes.

Mohamed Said Mohamed Sani, a technical officer who treats people with "spiritual disturbances" for free, is appealing against his conviction and sentence for outrage of modesty. He is out on bail.

The girl, whose name has been withheld as there is a gag order on her identity, was 17 when he "treated" her at her uncle's Marsiling flat in June 2011.

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Indian national jailed 4 months for molest on MRT train

Indian national, Jayaraman Kannan, was today sentenced to a 4-month jail sentence by the courts for using criminal force to outrage the modesty of a girl on a MRT train at about 9am on Aug 18 last year.

34-year-old Jayaraman, who is a bio-technologist working in Singapore, pleaded guilty to pressing his exposed private parts against a 19-year-old girl while in the train which was travelling from Choa Chu Kang to Bukit Gombak.

He quickly zipped up his pants when the girl turned around. She reportedly gave him a slap and later informed SMRT staff when she reached the Bukit Gombak MRT station.

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Former teacher sentenced to jail and caning for molesting 8-year-old pupil

During a weekend tuition class, a teacher asked one of the pupils to go to the back of the room to do some reading, reported The Straits Times.

He followed the eight-year-old girl, made her stand next to him and touched her private parts through her clothes, while the other pupils continued with their work, oblivious to what had happened.

On Tuesday, the former primary school teacher, 27, was sentenced to a year in jail and 3 strokes of the cane, after pleading guilty to molesting the child on Oct 19 last year.

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Jail for man who insulted flatmate's modesty

3 days after he moved into a flat, a driver lifted the blanket of his housemate who was sleeping and took a photo of her topless.

Teng Ching Yuan, 31, was caught red-handed when he tried to do it again 3 days later. Yesterday, he was jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty to 5 charges: 2 of insulting a woman's modesty, and 1 each of criminal trespass, use of criminal force and possession of obscene films.

A District Court heard that Teng, a Malaysian, rented a room in a Pasir Ris flat. He stayed there with the unit's owners, a married couple, and a 30-yr-old female tenant. The latter had a habit of sleeping unclothed and would usually lock her room door, the court heard.

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Taxi driver, 66, jailed 2 weeks for insulting modesty of teenage passenger

A 66-yr-old cabby repeatedly told his 19-yr-old passenger that he wanted to lick her private parts during a 20-minute taxi ride, a court heard on Thursday (Sep 15).

Ong Guan Seow persisted in making lewd and suggestive comments to the victim, even while driving her to a neighbourhood police centre (NPC), as directed by the victim.

The victim had been so traumatised that both a friend and her father heard her trembling voice and she sounded fearful when she called them close to midnight on Feb 7, 2015, while she was still in the taxi.

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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.

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Graduate jailed for taking upskirt of 8-yr-old girl

A graduate was sentenced to 20 weeks’ jail for taking upskirt videos of young girls. Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) Wong Jia Wei, from Butterworth Malaysia, was arrested when a shopper reported him for taking a video of the underwear of an 8-year-old girl in a shopping mall in April 2015.

The police also found at least 18 videos in his handphone of upskirt videos of young girls aged between 6 and 10 years old. According to investigations revealed in the court hearing, the pedophile has been doing so since 2012.

Deputy Public Prosecutor said: “Wong revealed that he had taken numerous upskirt videos of young Chinese girls between six and 10 years of age when he chanced upon them sitting in a manner that inadvertently exposed their panties… he has been taking upskirt videos since 2012.”

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Man who took upskirt videos of 33 women & catalogued them by 'beauty' jailed 15 weeks

A 28-yr-old IT promoter took upskirt videos of 33 women, & then rated the victims based on his perception of how pretty they were, a court heard.

Ryan Er Wei Kiat would give one to 4 stars for his victims, with 4 being the prettiest, and catalogued the videos in folders on his computer. He also tried to capture the faces of his victims in his videos.

He managed to escape after he was caught red-handed at an MRT station in 2015 but was tracked down by police a month later.

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Man jailed for taking upskirt videos
Clarence Chan Yew Keong was jailed three months and fined $14,600 in total

A former property agent caught taking an upskirt video of a woman with an improvised pen-camera device was jailed 3 months yesterday.

Clarence Chan Yew Keong was also fined a total of $14,600 for having 141 films without a valid certificate & for possessing an obscene film.

Chan, 50, now unemployed, has filed a notice of appeal against his sentence, & bail of $15,000 was offered. With his head bowed throughout the proceedings, Chan pleaded guilty to 6 charges of intruding into the privacy of women and 2 under the Films Act. 6 other charges were considered.

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Jailed for taking upskirt videos of his friends
Ang was given 36 weeks' jail yesterday. He is appealing against his sentence and is currently out on bail. ST FOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

For nearly 4r years, a 29-yr-old accountant took more than 120 upskirt photos & videos of 7 women he liked, but did not think he had a chance with.

They were his friends, acquaintances & colleagues, aged 23 to 30, who had cameras secretly pointed up their skirts at places such as the church, school, food-courts, shopping malls & even the workplace.

He organised the 122 videos and 4 photos on a portable hard disk, arranging them in folders according to the names of his unsuspecting victims.

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Jailed for taking upskirt shots

Lim Kwang Yeow, 54, received a 9-month jail sentence because of the number of offences he committed over a short time

A 54-yr-old logistics officer was jailed for 9 months on Oct 2 for taking 243 upskirt videos and pictures of women.

In sentencing Lim Kwang Yeow, District Judge Christopher Goh said that the sheer number of offences over a short period of time - between Jun 22 and Aug 2 in 2011 - made a stiff sentence appropriate.

"Every woman has the right to walk around without having her modesty insulted," he said.

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28 weeks' jail for upskirt videos

A man who had been using his cellphone to take upskirt videos decided to buy a spy pen to get his kicks --- but was caught in the act when he used it to film a girl in a store.

Chang Wen Rong was found to have recorded upskirt videos of 26 women using the device and his cellphone over 11 months.

He was jailed for 28 weeks yesterday, after pleading guilty earlier to 10 charges, and had the other 16 taken into consideration.

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20 weeks' jail over upskirt videos of young girls

A 28-yr-old man took a video of a young girl's underwear at the baby product section of a supermarket in April last year, a court heard.

The 8-yr-old had been sitting in a shopping cart with her legs parted. A shopper sensed something amiss & raised the alarm.

The man, Wong Jia Wei, was detained by a security guard. Police later found many other upskirt videos of unknown young girls in his mobile phone.

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Taxi driver who recorded upskirt video of passenger while driving gets 4 months' jail

A 60-yr-old taxi driver was sentenced to four months' jail on Wednesday (Dec 16) for filming an upskirt video of his passenger.

Tan Swee Pheng had used his left hand to point his phone at the woman, who had fallen asleep in the rear of the cab. He continued to steer the Comfort taxi with his right hand.

He is appealing against the sentence. Bail of $20,000 pending appeal was allowed.

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20 weeks' jail over upskirt videos of young girls

A 28-yr-old man took a video of a young girl's underwear at the baby product section of a supermarket in April last year, a court heard.

The 8-yr-old had been sitting in a shopping cart with her legs parted. A shopper sensed something amiss & raised the alarm.

The man, Wong Jia Wei, was detained by a security guard. Police later found many other upskirt videos of unknown young girls in his mobile phone.

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Ai Takagi, who is 8 weeks pregnant, jailed 10 months for sedition

Ai Takagi, the editor of The Real Singapore (TRS) website, was sentenced to 10 months’ jail on Wed (March 23) on 4 charges of publishing seditious articles which had the tendency to promote feelings of ill-will & hostility between different classes of the population of Singapore.

Before she was sentenced, the 23-yr-old, who is 8 weeks pregnant, apologised to the people of Singapore for the harm she had caused by posting content to her website.

Takagi, an Australian of Japanese descent, said she was not fully aware of the level of sensitivity needed when dealing with topics related to racial and religious issues here.

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TRS co-founder begins 8-month jail sentence
The Real Singapore co-founder Yang Kaiheng arriving at the State Courts yesterday morning to serve his sentence. He was given 8 months for sedition. ST FOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The co-founder of socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS), Yang Kaiheng, began his jail term yesterday.

Yang, who was unaccompanied, surrendered himself at the State Courts at about 10:15am.

The 27-yr-old, who started the now-defunct TRS with his wife Ai Takagi, 23, was sentenced to 8 months in jail last Tuesday for deliberately sowing discord between S'poreans & foreigners through a series of online articles.

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Teen blogger Amos Yee gets 6 weeks' jail and $2,000 fine for wounding religious feelings
Amos Yee was sentenced to 6 weeks' jail and a $2,000 fine in total for his eight charges which include wounding Muslim and/or Christian feelings. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

15 months after he was given a prison sentence for intending to wound religious feelings, teenage blogger Amos Yee on Thursday (Sep 29) was again given a jail term for the same crime.

The 17-yr-old was sentenced to six weeks' jail and a $2,000 fine in total for eight charges - two for failing to turn up at a police station and six for intending to wound the feelings of Muslims and/or Christians.

Principal District Judge Ong Hian Sun said Yee is not lacking in his mental capacity to make rational choices in the way he conducts himself, adding that he has the capability to do good or harm with what he does and says.

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Singapore official jailed in pineapple, wine case

Singapore official jailed in pineapple, wine case: Two senior government officials were imprisoned on Thursday in separate corruption scandals that have dented Singapore’s reputation as one of the world’s least corrupt countries.

Lim Cheng Hoe, 61,  former Ministry of Foreign Affairs head of protocol, received a 15 months jail sentence for inflating expenses for pineapple tarts and wine he bought as gifts for dignitaries, said reports. Forty-year-old Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong an assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, received a ten year prison sentence for misappropriating Sg$1.76 million (US$1.4 million) worth of government funds.

Both men had pleaded guilty earlier, according to reports.

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Ex-auxiliary cops jailed for CBT of $146,900

Two Certis Cisco auxiliary police officers entrusted with transporting cash for bank machines helped themselves to the money instead and were jailed on Tuesday for dishonestly misappropriating $146,900.

Palwinder Singh Harjan Singh, 21, and Theywa Subramaniam, 27, pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust committed at Plaza Singapura, Orchard Road, on Sept 17 last year.

Theywa, who also admitted to money laundering, was jailed for 36 months, while Palwinder's sentence on the single charge was 30 months. Both are Malaysians.

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Former CPIB assistant director jailed 10 years

Former assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, has been sentenced to 10 yrs in jail for misappropriating more than S$1.75 million and committing forgery.

The judge on Thursday noted that only a small fraction of the funds -- S$65,000 -- that were misappropriated had been recovered.

Yeo, who worked at the CPIB for 15 years, had committed the offences between 2009 and 2012.

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Ng Boon Gay: 19 months since probe started 'My darkest time'

Now that this chapter has drawn to a close, I can focus on moving forward with my life, said former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Ng Boon Gay in a statement through his lawyers on Tuesday.

The statement came after the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) said the prosecution is not appealing against the acquittal of Mr Ng.

The former CNB chief was acquitted on Feb 14 of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from Ms Cecilia Sue four times in 2011 in exchange for furthering the business interests of her employers.

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3 years' jail sought for Sim Lim cheat Jover Chew
INFAMY: Jover Chew shot to international notoriety after allegations of his shop fleecing

PROSECUTORS called for the boss of a now-defunct electronics firm to be given a 3-year jail sentence yesterday after he admitted to conning his customers.

Jover Chew Chiew Loon, 33, the "brains and architect" behind Mobile Air, pleaded guilty to 12 of 28 charges against him - including abetment by conspiracy to cheat and criminal intimidation.

On one occasion, when ordered by a Small Claims Tribunal to reimburse a customer $1,010, he gave her a bag containing $547 of the sum in coins - then dropped them on the floor of his Sim Lim Square shop and filmed her aunt picking them up

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Former S’pore Customs officer jailed for GST fraud
Former Customs officer Mohamed Yusof Abdul Rahman, 67, was jailed for 5 years for tax evasion and corruption

A former higher Customs officer who helped 4 Indian nationals fraudulently claim almost $500,000 in goods and services tax (GST) via the electronic tourist refund scheme was jailed for 5 years on Thursday for tax evasion and corruption.

In sentencing Mohamed Yusof Abdul Rahman, 67, District Judge Lim Tse Haw felt that his overall culpability was higher than any of the accomplices, given the aggravating factors.

"Further, there is a need to impose a deterrent sentence in order to make it clear to all public servants that the courts will come down very hard on those who betray the public trust that is reposed in them to the detriment of the State and allow themselves to be corrupted in the process," he said.

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Pimp jailed 35 months, fined S$98,000

A 40-yr-old man who ran nine pubs and one of the Republic’s largest vice syndicates was sentenced to 35 months’ jail and fined S$98,000 today (Oct 13).

Ang Boon Seng pleaded guilty to 43 charges, another 189 charges were taken into consideration. District Judge Lim Keng Yeow also imposed a S$3,600 disgorgement payment on Ang.

The State Courts heard that between June 2009 and August last year, Ang opened a total of 9 pubs and made a total profit of at least S$1.08 million over the course of his business.

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Man jailed 5 months for exposing himself on MRT train

Samyapal Muthusamy said he committed the act, which happened between 11.50pm on Jul 30 and 12:08am on Jul 31, because he found the victim attractive.

He had been sitting next to the victim, a 28-yr-old woman, on the MRT train. The woman was asleep, but awoke abruptly as she felt Samyapal learning against her shoulder.

After he woke the victim up, Samyapal moved to seat himself directly across from the victim, facing her. He then unzipped his pants, exposed his penis and started to fondle himself while looking at the victim. The woman immediately recorded his act on her handphone.

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18 Chinese nationals jailed over fake degrees

For their involvement in a fake degree scam, at least 18 foreign workers from China were sentenced earlier this week to jail in Singapore for four weeks each.

The workers had been found by a local court to have provided forged certificates to obtain work passes to work for T Y Enterprise and Sun Blues Cleaning Maintenance.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said that while another 10 workers from China will be charged with similar offences on Thursday, another nine are being repatriated after being served with warning letters “for providing false information to MOM’s employment inspectors”.

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9 months’ jail and three strokes’ caning for train vandals

The 2 Germans who trespassed into Bishan Depot last November and vandalised an SMRT train have been sentenced to 9 months’ jail and 3 strokes’ caning each.

Andreas Von Knorres, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, were found guilty of vandalising the train in the wee hours of the morning on Nov 8 last year. They were also convicted of unauthorised entry to the depot on Nov 7 and Nov 8 last year.

The duo were reportedly arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Nov 14 last year, with the help of Malaysian police, and have been in remand in Singapore since Nov 22.

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Hawker jailed for knife threat

After arguing with his girlfriend for nearly three hours, Lee Boon Seng charged at her with a kitchen knife, pushed her against a wall and placed the weapon on her neck.

In the incident on Sept 14 last year. the 54-year-old hawker also tried to strangle Ms Tham Feng Jian, 55, with his hands, punched her in the head, and smashed her head against the wall.

Yesterday, Lee, who was drunk at the time, was given four weeks' jail after pleading guilty to intimidating Ms Tham with a knife. Another charge, of hurting her, was taken into consideration.

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Clinic worker jailed for stealing medicine to help estranged hubby

Under pressure from her estranged husband for money, a clinic employee stole almost 500 litres of codeine-based cough syrup for him to resell illegally.

Chen Ruzhen handed over a total of 482.6 litres of Dhasedyl syrup to Yam Bin Kwee on 12 occasions in 2011 and 2012, receiving between $400 and $600 in return each time.

The 40-yr-old was jailed for 16 weeks yesterday for dishonestly misappropriating the syrup, worth $4,593.93, and selling it to Yam to "help him in his business".

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4 men fined, jailed for false GST tourist refund claims

They would pay for jewellery receipts from bona fide shoppers and obtain electronic tourist refund scheme (eTRS) tickets from the retailers. After which, they would present the ticket and jewellery - or gold-plated jewellery which did not match the goods description on the tickets — to a Customs officer at the airport, whom they had bribed to approve their false Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims.

The 4 Indian nationals would then head to the Central Refund Counter to receive their GST refunds in cash — spending a part of the money on duty-free items before departing to India.

Between September 2012 and January this year, the four men racked up fraudulent claims of about S$570,000 in GST refunds.

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4 Indians jailed for fraud in Singapore

4 Indians were today sentenced to jail terms up to 48 months and fined after being convicted of fraudulent Goods and Services Tax refund claims, corruption and money laundering.

The 4 men - Sundar Panneer Selvam, Baskaran Uthirapathy, Pounraj Natarajan and Gobi Raman - had paid for receipts from bona-fide shoppers who had purchased jewellery and obtained electronic tourist refund scheme (eTRS) tickets from jewellery retailers, according to media report.

The men then presented the eTRS tickets and jewellery not purchased by them to Mohamed Yusof Bin Abdul Rahman, a customs officer on duty at the inspection counter in the airport.

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Seven Indians jailed for forgery in Singapore

7 Indians are among 25 foreign employees jailed between four and 12 weeks for submitting forged academic certificates to obtain work passes in this city-state.

Among the foreign 25 employees, 16 are from Myanmar, and two from the Philippines, the Today Online reported Saturday. Twenty-one of them are men and four are women.

The defendants had obtained the forged certificates in their home countries and used them to apply for work passes between Nov 2, 2012, and June 7, 2013

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Kong Hee jailed 8 years, others jailed between 21 months and 6 years

CITY Harvest Church founder Kong Hee has been sentenced to eight years' jail for his role in misusing millions of church funds.

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Guilty As Charged: 25 Crimes that have shaken Singapore since 1965

Guilty As Charged: 25 Crimes That Have Shaken Singapore Since 1965, was first published in The Straits Times Star E-Books app in Jul 2015. The publication was a collaboration between The Straits Times and the S'pore Police Force.

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