In Singapore, although you still do read about such horrific cases at least the justice system is rather fair. Presenting another molestation case, fairly sentenced.
60YO Man Paid A 12YO Boy S$10 to ‘Check The Size of His Underwear’; Man Proceeded to Strip Him and Grab His Genitals
On Thursday, 1 April 2021, 60-year-old Mohamed Taha Ahmed was sentenced to 14 months’ jail for molesting an underage boy.
He was arrested last year on 28 October after targeting a 12-year-old boy and following him home.
The incident occurred on 22 October 2020. At around 10:00 am at Bedok Interchange, Taha approached the young boy and followed him onto the bus, chatting with him about school.
They then alighted at a block of flats in Bedok North. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Niranjan Ranjakunalan noted that the accused did not live in the area, and his sole reason for alighting there was to follow the victim.
Taha had asked the boy if he could help him with something but did not specify what it was.
They proceeded to board a lift together. In the lift, Taha asked the boy what size his underwear was, shocking him.
The accused then offered the boy S$10 to check the size of his underwear. The boy took the money without saying anything.
When they exited the lift, Taha brought the victim over to the staircase landing and molested him. He pulled down the victim’s shorts and underwear to look at his exposed genitals.
When the boy pulled himself away, Taha pulled the victim’s shorts and underwear from the back to look at his exposed buttocks.
The boy pushed Taha away and told him that he did like what he was doing. DPP Niranjan said that Taha then grabbed the victim’s genitals once over his shorts
The victim pushed Taha’s hand away and wanted to give back the S$10. Taha still asked the young boy to follow him to another staircase landing but he refused.
The boy told a teacher at his school about the incident and they had advised him to lodge a police report.
According to The Straits Times, Taha is out on bail of S$8,000. He will start his jail term on 17 May after celebrating Hari Raya Puasa earlier that month.
Taha could have been jailed for up to five years, fined or both. However, he cannot be caned as he is over the age of 50.
59 YO Cleaner Molests Female Passenger & Schoogirl
59-year-old Ng Hock Chuan has been sentenced to one year and one month in prison for two separate counts of outrage of modesty.
He also faced a third charge of causing hurt to another individual.
Ng had committed his first offence on SBS Transit bus service 26 on 31 August 2019.
Having indulged in some beer, he had proceeded to take the bus near Geylang Lorong 23. He later pinpointed his victim, who was sleeping and moved to sit beside her.
Emboldened by her state of vulnerability, he proceeded to molest her over her clothes.
The next incident saw him targeting a Secondary 3 schoolgirl. He had halted the student between 19 and 21 October 2020 at a void deck.
Having worked as a cleaner at her estate, he had reportedly called her several times, only to get ignored.
On this particular occasion, however, she responded and complied with his request for her to go over to him.
She then sat next to him.
Ng seized the opportunity and moved closer to her, touching her inappropriately multiple times.
For his offences, Ng could have been sentenced to an imprisonment term of two years, a fine, or both. Due to his age, however, he cannot be caned.
It should be noted that Ng had committed similar offences before, and was previously imprisoned and caned in 1997 and 1998.
Where to Seek Help
If you would like to make a report, here are some avenues to do so.
You can contact the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)’s Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) at 6779 0282, or email them at [email protected]
You can also call the police at 999, SMS them at 71999, or make a report for an investigation over here.
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