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Jail for maid who had affair with employer’s husband and lied that he raped her, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A maid who had an affair with her employer’s husband and had consensual sex with him on two occasions later lied to the police, claiming that the man had raped her. The court heard that Sumaini, who goes by only one name, made the false allegation hoping that it would help her return to Indonesia – something that her employer did not let her do. The 29-year-old Indonesian was sentenced to 14 days’ jail on Wednesday (May 15) after admitting that she had given false information to a…

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Court dismisses appeal by youth gang leader who raped teen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The former leader of a youth gang, who was sentenced to 28 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane last year for raping a teenage girl, started serving his prison term on Wednesday (May 8) after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal against conviction. During his appeal, the lawyer acting for Koh Rong Guang, 26, pointed to inconsistencies in the victim’s account, including the number of times she was raped, to argue that the conviction should be overturned. However, the apex court found that there was…

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Singaporean allegedly raped in Vietnam by guesthouse manager, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean woman was allegedly raped while holidaying in Vietnam over the weekend. The woman, who was identified only by her initials by the local authorities, was said to have been sexually assaulted by the manager of a guesthouse on Monday morning (April 1) while drunk in her room. Vietnamese news portal Viet Bao Daily News Online reported on Monday that the 30-year-old woman was on holiday there with a female friend. They had arrived in Phan Thiet, a coastal city in Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Thuan…

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