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Law prof in sex-for-grades trial to be assessed at IMH

SINGAPORE: The law professor accused of corruption in the sex-for-grades trial will be going to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for assessment.

Tey Tsun Hang, 41, faces six allegations of obtaining gifts and sex from his former student Darinne Ko, in return for giving her better grades between May and July 2010.

On Thursday morning, Tey's lawyer made an application for his client to see a forensic psychiatrist at IMH to determine if he is fit to stand trial.

The move comes after Tey felt unwell on Wednesday and had to seek treatment at the National University Hospital.

There, he was diagnosed with acute hyperventilation and was referred to a forensic psychiatrist at IMH.