21 Feb '11, 2pm

Jail upheld for ex-teacher who sent lewd SMS

Jail upheld for ex-teacher who sent lewd SMS

The High Court upheld the 10-month jail term given to former primary school teacher, Chock Soon Seng. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW THE High Court on Monday upheld the 10-month jail term given to a former primary school teacher, who tried to persuade two teenage boys to masturbate and let him watch. In dismissing an appeal by Chock Soon Seng, 33, against the jail term handed down by a lower court last December, Justice Tay Yong Kwang said the sentence was not manifestly excessive. Chock had been convicted of two counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child. He had told one victim, a Secondary 2 student, to film himself in a toilet using his mobile phone. However, the boy lied that the video function on his phone was faulty. The former teacher later sent a text message to a Sec 1 student, asking him to join him in watching pornography and to masturbate with him. He was ...

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