20 Apr '11, 6am

Youth sentenced to 10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for raping his 14-year-old step-sister

Youth sentenced to 10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for raping his 14-year-old step-sister

An 18-year-old youth was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for raping his then 14-year-old step-sister. -- ST PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: JOYCE LIM A YOUTH who was on home leave when he raped his 14-year-old step-sister was jailed for 10 years and ordered to be given 12 strokes of the cane on Wednesday. As a result, the girl gave birth to a baby girl early last year. The child has since been fostered out. The 18-year-old accused had earlier admitted to two charges of rape in February and March 2009, with another two taken into consideration during the sentencing. A Community Court had heard that the girl, now 16, did not consent to him having sex with her. She had in fact called out to her half-brother to get the keys of the bedroom when the accused pulled her in and locked the door on the first occasion. He raped her the following month (March 2009) when he...

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