01 Aug '11, 9pm

Singapore | 18 years' detention, 24 strokes for recalcitrant

SINGAPORE - After a string of theft and housebreaking offences, a man went one step further to sexually assaulting his victim after breaking into her house and taking her valuables. For his crimes, Lim Chee Cheong (picture) was yesterday sentenced to 18 years of preventive detention - which will see him undergo a stricter regime - and 24 strokes of the cane. According to court papers, Lim, 47, broke into the victim's Joo Chiat flat in July last year at 1.30am while the victim and her young daughter were asleep. He went in through the window after cutting cable ties securing the window grilles and used a knife from the victim's kitchen to threaten her. Lim then blindfolded the victim and bound her wrists before taking items, including jewellery and cash, worth more than S$2,000 in total. Lim, who was intoxicated during the time of offence, then sexually assaulted his 44-yea...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110802-0000015/18...

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