13 Jan '11, 1pm

Court hears more details of man-girl affair: SINGAPORE: To cover up his alleged illicit affair with his underage...

SINGAPORE: To cover up his alleged illicit affair with his underage student, a martial arts instructor apparently told other students to lie to his wife for him. The 45-year-old man faces three counts of statutory rape and four counts of indecent acts with a teenager when she was 13 years old in 2007. Former students of his took the stand on Thursday in the High Court -- the second day of the trial -- to shed more details about the couple's relationship. They cannot be named to protect the girl's identity. One of the witnesses was the goddaughter of the man, who is a married father of two. She told the court that before martial arts training one day, he had called her up and admitted he was in a relationship with a trainee who was only 13 years old. He told her to keep it a secret. He also asked another trainee to lie for him. He wanted the male student, now 17 years old, ...

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