30 Jul '11, 4am

Poly student sentenced to 13 years’ jail for rape #Singapore

A 24-year-old polytechnic student was sentenced to jail for 13 years by Singapore's High Court on Friday after he was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old. Wang Jianbin had raped the teenager in her room while her brother was in the living room with his piano teacher. The former commando pleaded guilty to rape. One charge each of criminal intimidation and sexual assault were taken into consideration as well. High Court judge Chan Seng Onn also ordered Wang to be given 15 strokes of the cane. Wang had asked through his lawyer for more strokes of the cane so that he could have a shorter jail sentence to be with his mother and 10-year-old sister, but the judge did not say if the request affected his sentence, according to The Straits Times. The punishment was heavier than expected as the prosecution had asked the court to give him at least 10 years' jail and six strokes of th...

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