04 Jul '11, 9pm

Instructor gets jail, caning for statutory rape: by Teo Xuanwei SINGAPORE - A martial arts instructor who had a

SINGAPORE - A martial arts instructor who had a sexual relationship with his then 13-year-old student was yesterday sentenced to 11 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane. The married father of two, 46, had asked the girl, then in Secondary One, to be his girlfriend one month after she joined the martial arts club in January 2007. They became intimate soon after and had sex in his car. The illicit affair ended in May that year after the girl, now 17, finally confessed to the school officials. Her mother also reported the matter to the police and the instructor was sacked immediately. Neither the instructor nor the victim can be named to protect her identity. In sentencing the man yesterday for three counts of statutory rape and four counts of sexual exploitation, Justice Lee Seiu Kin chided him for abusing the trust that was placed in him. During the trial, the prosecuti...

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