18 Jan '12, 9am

Man jailed, caned for molesting woman

SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old woman agreed to accompany a man she met online to a budget hotel, after he reassured her they were just going there to "kiss". Little did she know that 37-year-old Ng Han Tong had more in mind, including sex. For that, the former IT system analyst, was sentenced to three years jail and six strokes of the cane, after he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a reduced charge of aggravated molest. Ng, who is married, got to know the woman through online social networking site Facebook in January 2010. The court heard that they started exchanging explicit chats and Ng was under the impression she was "willing to have sex with a male friend that she was comfortable with." Two months later on March 5, 2010, Ng suggested going to a hotel to "kiss" - which the woman agreed to. After having drinks at a pub, they proceeded to Hotel 81 at Jiak Chuan Road, where they...

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