31 Dec '12, 10am

S'pore rocked by spate of sex scandals in 2012

SINGAPORE: 2012 has been a year of sex scandals in Singapore. In April, 44 men were charged with having sex with the same underage girl. The number of men implicated in the online vice ring case swelled to 51 after some time. The lack of details in the charges drew barbs. "How is anybody going to know what he is charged for when you don't know who the girl is, you do not know what her age is? We just can't accept the word of the prosecution isn't it?" said lawyer Subhas Anandan. "Well, we are going to ask the prosecution, the DPP, to give us further particulars. If they do not give us the further particulars, we will take it up in the High Court." This was resolved later when certain details were disclosed to the defence. As at mid-Dec 2012, more than 15 men have been dealt with. The first was former principal of Pei Chun Public School, Lee Lip Hong. He pleaded guilty in A...

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