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32-year-old restaurant owner jailed 12 months for having sex with 15-year-old girl

Published on Jan 7, 2014 11:25 AM

A 32-year-old Malaysian was jailed 12 months on Tuesday for having underage sex with a 15-year-old girl. He is also the first of five men to be convicted for the offence against the same minor.

Jared Chan Yee Mun, who lives in Australia, had pleaded guilty to having sex with the girl at Changi Village Hotel on the evening of Oct 5, 2012. He was on transit in Singapore at the time. Two other charges of fellatio and committing an indecent act with the minor were taken into consideration.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Sharmila Sripathy-Shanaz said in mid-2012, the girl created an account on Blendr, a social networking application, as she wanted to make more friends. In September that year, she began communicating with Chan who learnt that she was 15 years old and in secondary school.

Soon after befriending one another, the conversations between the duo assumed a sexual undertone. He told her that he would be on transit in Singapore on Oct 5 and suggested that they meet for sex. She agreed.

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