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Man, 70, jailed for molesting seven girls in under an hour, Singapore News

An elderly man went on a molesting spree at Clementi Bus Interchange earlier this year, groping seven girls in less than an hour. He also molested three other victims on separate occasions with the youngest being 11 and the oldest, 22. Yeo Kin Choon, 70, was yesterday jailed for 28 weeks on four counts of outrage of modesty, with another six similar charges taken into consideration. He committed these crimes when he was out on bail for one of the offences in February. Court documents showed Yeo’s spree began at…

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Jailed: Man used sob story to molest victim, Singapore News

He approached a woman at Jurong East Interchange, shared his life story with her and cried. Out of sympathy, the young woman gave him a hug, but Li Xiang, 27, took it further and kissed her, apologising after he had done so. The woman later made a police report for outrage of modesty. Li, a Chinese national, also touched the buttocks of two other women on two other occasions. Yesterday, he was jailed 16 weeks on three charges of outrage of modesty, with another charge taken into consideration. Li, an…

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Man jailed three years for role in producing counterfeit notes, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – While on the run, a drug abuser joined two other men to produce counterfeit notes. Muhammad Haikal Shah Md Ayuni, 24, was jailed for three years on Friday (June 14) after pleading guilty to performing part of the counterfeiting process. He also admitted to failing to report back to the Lloyd Leas Community Supervision Centre while on a work release scheme following an earlier conviction. Deputy Public Prosecutor Ang Siok Chen told the court that Haikal was sentenced to three years’ jail on April 6, 2016, for drug…

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Female teacher jailed for sex offences against underaged male student, Singapore News

The female secondary teacher and her underaged male student exchanged sexually explicit text messages, had trysts at parks, then spent five days together in a Geylang hotel. Then 26, the teacher was going overseas and it was during this “staycation” to make up for being away that she committed sex acts with the boy, then 15. Now 29, she was jailed for two years and nine months yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts each of offences under the Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA) and committing sexual penetration acts…

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Father jailed for assaulting 5-year-old autistic boy who was ‘playing roughly’ near his sons, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A father of two lashed out at a five-year-old autistic boy after seeing him “playing roughly” near his children in a sandpit. Soo Wen Jie kicked the child in the stomach after he tried to take a plastic shovel from him, then swung his arm at him, knocking him onto a slide. The incident was caught on camera and went viral on social media while the boy, who attends a school for students with special needs, had to see a psychologist after the incident. Soo, 29, was sentenced…

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Man jailed 10 months for slashing housemate over refusal to drink, Singapore News

The two men were having dinner and drinks with fellow housemates when the pair got into a tiff. Having consumed beer and liquor, Chinese national Zhao Dong, 41, declined to drink any more when one of his housemates took out a bottle of white wine. But Li Yubao, 31, insisted Mr Zhao drink and the men got into a scuffle. Li, who is also a Chinese national, grabbed a knife from the kitchen and slashed Mr Zhao’s left arm, which the latter had used to shield his face. DEEP WOUND…

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Two men driving at 180kmh on CTE jailed for rash driving, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Two motorists “playing” with each other on the Central Expressway (CTE) were driving at speeds of about 180kmh – double the speed limit of 90kmh. Each man was driving a Mitsubishi Evolution 10 sports sedan, and they swerved from lane to lane as they overtook other motorists at about 1am on Oct 14 last year. On Wednesday (May 22), business development executive Allan Chia Chee Shin, 39, and Ng Chee Yong, 27, pleaded guilty to driving their cars in a rash manner. They were sentenced to two weeks’…

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Dad jailed 16 months for molesting teenage daughter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – After being molested by her father while in bed, a 14-year-old girl was left feeling so “disturbed and embarrassed” that she did not dare tell anyone about it. It was only when her teacher referred her to a school counsellor that her ordeal came to light, and the 52-year-old father was arrested. On Tuesday (May 21) the man, who cannot be named due to a gag order to protect his daughter’s identity, was jailed for 16 months after pleading guilty to one count of outraging his daughter’s modesty.…

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Housewife who ran ‘unprecedented’ $35m ponzi scheme jailed for 14 years, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A housewife who ran a ponzi scheme from 2010 to 2015 and cheated 53 people of more than $35 million in total was jailed for 14 years. Leong Lai Yee duped her victims into believing that she would use the funds they had invested to buy “distressed properties” and sell them for a profit. A distressed property is usually the result of a home owner who is unable to keep up with its mortgage. Such properties are commonly sold below the market value. The court heard that Leong,…

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