11 Jan '18, 11am

SAF sergeant jailed 15 months for sex with 13-year-old girl

SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old SAF sergeant was sentenced to 15 months’ jail on Thursday (Jan 11) for having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook. Tan Yong Jin pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual penetration of a minor under 14. Another three charges, including one for asking the Secondary 2 student for a nude photograph, were considered during sentencing. The teenager cannot be named due to a gag order. The pair, who were not in a relationship, met on the social network in November 2016. They met in person soon after, and started to exchange messages of a sexual nature. On Jan 8, 2017, the teenager called Tan and asked him to meet her at Clementi Mall. The pair watched a movie at another mall nearby at about 1pm. When the movie ended at about 3.30pm, the girl invited Tan to her home. Advertisement Advertisement They intended to have sex at the girl’s flat at Kang C...

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