SINGAPORE: A man who molested his girlfriend’s nine-year-old daughter while his girlfriend was in the toilet was sentenced on Thursday (Jun 18) to 20 months’ jail and three strokes of the cane. All parties involved cannot be named due to gag orders protecting the identity of the victim, who is now 10. The 35-year-old man pleaded guilty to one charge of using criminal force to outrage the girl’s modesty. The court heard that the man started dating the 33-year-old woman in 2013 and the couple began living together – with the woman’s daughter as well – in July 2018. The man grew close to the victim, fetching her from school daily, playing with her and buying her gifts that her mother would not. On Apr 5 last year, the couple and the girl went out to buy an electric bicycle and returned home at 9.30pm. The girl removed her pants and placed them at the washing machine, before resting on a bed while her mother and the accused did household chores, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Chong Yong. The man finished his chores at about 10pm and sat down next to the girl, who was lying on the bed. He felt sexually aroused… Read full this story
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