14 Jan '11, 9am

"Lao Gong" allegedly promised "Lao Po" credit card

SINGAPORE: A martial arts coach had allegedly said he would get his 13-year-old student a supplementary credit card for shopping as he professed his love to her. In the High Court on Friday, the trial of the man who allegedly had sex with his underage trainee in 2007 entered its third day. The 45-year-old man, who is married with two young children, faces three charges of statutory rape and four charges of committing indecent acts on the girl. They cannot be named to protect the girl's identity. An investigating police officer, who took the stand, testified she had found chat messages that suggested the couple had an intimate relationship. Nicknames were used, and there were exchanges between someone believed to be the coach telling the girl that he would get her a supplementary credit card for her shopping. On Friday, the court heard that one of the chat exchanges include...

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