Sunday, December 04, 2005

Singapore Gang Bang

Singapore - Three of four teenage footballers who took turns having sex with a 12-year-old girl in a Singapore toilet stall were placed on probation and ordered to carry out 140 hours of community service, news reports said on Saturday.

"Your conduct in this matter has been most shameful and wrong," The Straits Times quoted District Judge Wong Choon Ning as saying.

A fourth youth, Syed Shafreen Syed Karim, 17, will be sentenced next Thursday.

His brothers, Syed Hashreen, 19; Muhammad Taufiq Mansor, 18; and Muhammad Noor Kamaruddin, 18, were each put on probation for 18 months. Wong also ordered them to observe a curfew.

For the offence of having sex with an underage girl, Wong noted Chief Justice Yong Pung How had held that consenting to sex was not a mitigating factor.

Girls under 16 are deemed by law to be incapable of giving valid consent and unable to "fully comprehend and appreciate the serious repercussions of entering into a sexual relationship", Wong said in her ruling on Friday.

The girl had flirted with the youths after they finished a football game on September 26 last year.

Later she had sex in a toilet stall with each of the four.

The girl, who reported the incident to police, was sent to a welfare home and has been under counselling. She is now 13.

The judge warned punishment will be swift and severe for men who prey on young girls, but rehabilitation is the main consideration for youthful offenders.

"A chance has now been afforded to you," Wong told the three. If you do not treasure this chance ... you will be brought back to this court to be sentenced accordingly."

The youths could have been jailed for up to five years and slapped with 10 000 Singapore dollar fines. - Sapa-dpa

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's see ... from what I've leaned recently about Singapore's judicial system, smuggling drugs to Australia by way of Singapore (not actually into Singapore) will get you hanged, but gang raping a girl will get you probation and a fine. And, I've heard that chewing gum is punished pretty severly, apparently much more than gang rape.
Eric von Schonberg

Anonymous said...

This was not treated as "Gang Rape" my friend... It was a Gang Bang.. Read the subject title. Please don't presume to understand or know Singapore's judicial system especially when you may not be Singaporean. Look at your own country and ask yourself: "Is it safe? Is it clean? Is there lots of crime?"