10 Oct '16, 1pm

BBC News - Singapore landmark ruling in transgender child abuse case

Image caption The court of appeal in Singapore overturned Zunika Ahmad's controversial acquittal The highest court in Singapore has jailed a transgender man who is biologically female for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. In April, a court ruled the defendant was a woman and issued an acquittal, saying only men could be convicted of penetrative sex with a minor. But in a landmark judgment, the court of appeal overturned that ruling, saying the law was gender-neutral. The defendant has now been sentenced to 10 years in jail. Singaporean media have reported the case as the first time a woman has been convicted of the sexual abuse of a female child. False identity According to local news reports, Zunika Ahmad was born female in Singapore but had always identified as male, and in later life assumed the false identity of an Indonesian man. Under that identity, the defenda...

Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37605621

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