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Girl, 6, dies in hospital after being found submerged, unattended in Sentosa’s Festive Hotel’s pool, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Assuming that his six-year-old grandniece could swim without a float, a man left her unattended in a hotel swimming pool – with fatal consequences. Andrea Hailey Tan Yan Ying was found fully submerged in the pool at Sentosa’s Festive Hotel about five minutes later on Oct 7 last year. She died in hospital 10 days later. At the inquiry into her death on Monday (April 15), State Coroner Kamala Ponnampalam said that she died of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy – lack of oxygen and blood flowing to the brain –…

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Foreign worker who had sex with 12-year-old girl gets 22 years’ jail and 18 strokes of the cane, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A construction worker gave his phone numbers to a 12-year-old girl who caught his eye on the MRT, then sexually groomed her before taking her to secluded areas for sex. On Friday (April 12), Bangladeshi Das Ratan Chandra, 41, was sentenced to 22 years’ jail and 18 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to three charges of statutory rape. Another 22 charges, including 10 for sexual penetration of a minor and eight for circulation of obscene objects to a young person, were taken into consideration. The…

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Singaporean man transitioned to woman while being single parent to 9-year-old girl, Singapore News

As if becoming a transgender wasn’t difficult enough, a trans woman went through the process while being a single parent to a young daughter. To her surprise, she received the nine-year-old’s blessings and support, which gave her the courage to do it. Transgender Day Of Visibility took place on March 31 and The T Project, a Singaporean shelter for the female transgender community, released a video telling the story of the unnamed pair. The interview peels the layers off a little-known topic that often involves more than just the person deciding…

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Girl, 6, dies after near-drowning in pool with one lifeguard distracted by mobile phone, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The state coroner criticised two lifeguards and a swimming instructor after a six-year-old girl, who did not know how to float or swim independently without support, died following a near-drowning at Kallang Basin Swimming Complex. On Dec 20, 2017, little Sherlyn Ler was left to fend for herself for at least four minutes as she swam using a swimming board. Her instructor, Mr Yeo Chwee Chuan, had led her to the pool’s mid-point during her 7pm lesson before allowing the girl to swim to the edge. But he…

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Poly student who took videos, photos after getting young girl to undress sentenced to probation, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A polytechnic student lured an 11-year-old girl to his flat, where he snapped pictures of her clad only in her panties. Gan Ang Yang also recorded two videos of the girl while she was undressing in his bedroom. Gan, 21, was sentenced on Monday (March 25) to a year and nine months’ probation after he pleaded guilty last month to procuring the commission of an obscene act by a child. As part of his sentence, he must also remain indoors daily from 11pm to 6am and perform 110…

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Girl arrested after assault incident involving dangerous weapon outside ITE College West, Singapore News

A dispute between two 17-year-old female students outside the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West campus on Thursday (Feb 21) resulted in one of them being arrested and the other being taken to hospital. In response to queries by Stomp, the police said they were alerted to a case of voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon at 1 Choa Chu Kang Grove at 1.57pm. The victim was conscious when taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Stomp understands that her injuries were not life-threatening. The other girl was…

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Explicit video of young school girl with a man circulated online, Singapore News

An explicit video of a young girl in a secondary school uniform was circulated online last week. The three-minute video, which appears to have been taken at a staircase landing, shows her performing various sex acts with an unidentified man. The girl, whose face can be seen, appears to be a minor. She was wearing the uniform of an all-girls school. The New Paper understands a police report has been made. A Ministry of Education (MOE) spokesman told TNP the school had found the girl is not a current student.…

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2-year-old girl left “screaming and crying for help” after being pinned down by boy at IKEA Tampines, Singapore News

IKEA is investigating an incident where a two-year-old girl was pinned down by a three-year-old boy in the play area of its Tampines outlet last Thursday (Feb 7). Stomp contributor Chanel, who is the aunt of the two-year-old girl, said she was with her brother and her sister-in-law when they witnessed the incident at around 3.45pm. Chanel told Stomp: “Adults are not allowed to accompany children into the Småland play area so we watched from the window. “My niece had gone in for only five minutes when I saw a…

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16-year-old girl arrested for setting 3 fires at Circuit Road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 16-year-old girl has been arrested for her suspected involvement in mischief by fire, the police said in a statement on Sunday (Dec 30). The authorities were alerted to the fire at the void deck of Block 34 Circuit Road around 3.30am on Saturday. The Straits Times understands that she had set fire to a mattress at the void deck. No injuries were reported. Officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the teenager through ground inquiries and with the aid of camera footage, and arrested her…

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Childcare centre Maple Bear apologises after misunderstanding involving elderly man and 4-year-old girl, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Childcare centre Maple Bear on Thursday (Dec 20) said that it has very clear standard operating procedures for dismissal times involving children under its care, after a misunderstanding occurred when an elderly man tried to pick up a four-year-old girl at the centre. In a statement posted on Maple Bear’s Facebook page on Thursday, chief executive Patricia Koh said that all Maple Bear schools have pledged to create a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all young children. “It always takes something like this to keep us on…

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