14 Jan '11, 10pm

Coach's illicit relationship blossomed over MSN

SINGAPORE - The illicit relationship between a 45-year-old martial arts coach and his 13-year-old student had blossomed over online chat portal MSN, exchanging intimate messages with the former also dishing out relationship advice. The man, who is married with two young children, is facing three charges of statutory rape and four charges of committing indecent acts with the girl. The court had previously heard how the pair - who cannot be named to protect the girl's identity - had addressed each other as "Lao Gong" and "Lao Po". On Friday, the third day of the trial, an investigating police officer testified that while nicknames were used and no date and time were specified, there were MSN exchanges between someone believed to be the coach telling the girl that he would get her a supplementary credit card. One of the messages read "… hope you know how much your Lao Gong tr...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110115-0000182/Co...

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