13 Jan '11, 10pm

Martial arts instructor told students to lie about his affair with underaged student

SINGAPORE - A martial arts instructor apparently told his other students to lie to his wife in order to cover up his alleged illicit affair with an underaged student. More details of the 45-year-old's alleged relationship with the teenager emerged in the High Court yesterday as three of his former students took the stand. The man, who was the coach of the martial arts club at their secondary school, faces three counts of statutory rape and four counts of indecent acts with the girl when she was 13 in 2007. One of the witnesses - they cannot be named in order to protect the girl's identity - was the instructor's goddaughter. She told the court that before martial arts training one day, he had called her up and admitted he was in a relationship with the 13-year-old trainee. The father of two told her to keep it a secret. Another trainee said he was also asked by the coach to...

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