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A 39-year-old man who had committed indecent acts with a secondary two student five years ago was jailed for 12 months on Thursday.
SINGAPORE: A 39-year-old man who had committed indecent acts with a secondary two student five years ago was jailed for 12 months on Thursday.
At the time of the offence, Raymond Ong Imm Chuan was 34 years old and working as a project manager.
Ong met the 13-year-old victim in December 2007, through a then 17-year-old mutual female friend.
They exchanged numbers and text messages, during which, Ong asked the girl for oral sex. The girl told him her age, and he pretended to be a 25-year-old.
After some persuasion, the victim, who initially declined to meet Ong, was picked up by him from school in January 2008.
Ong drove her to his house at Block 649 Punggol Central, claiming he wished to have a chat with her. However, he made physical advances on her.
Before she left, he gave her S$10 to take a cab home.
The offence was discovered when the girl's father checked her mobile phone and saw the text messages.
A psychiatric report determined that the girl was "rather simple minded" and functioned at the borderline range of intelligence.
In addition, Ong was fined S$1,500 and banned from driving for three years for driving without a valid licence.
The court also noted that Ong was convicted on three counts of driving without a licence in December 2005 and fined S$2,400, and that these convictions had not been set aside.
Ong intends to appeal against Thursday’s sentence.