25 Feb '11, 7am

Two molesters dealt with in court

SINGAPORE: Two men were dealt with in a district court on Friday for molesting girls in separate incidents. The first offender is 32-year-old Colombian, Jorge Luis Lujan Garcia. He was fined S$10,000 for outraging the modesty of an 11-year-old primary school student. He could have been jailed up to two years, and fined or caned for the offence. The stocky South American, who works as an initiative manager in Singapore, had entered a lift with the girl at a condominium in the eastern part of Singapore at around 4pm on April 17, last year. He then used his right hand to touch her buttocks for about two seconds. Garcia pleaded guilty to the offence on Friday. Deputy Public Prosecutor Fu Qijing told the court that the student kept quiet throughout her ordeal as she did not know how to respond to the situation. She later told her mother about it when she reached home and the po...

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