Hard to tell if Shaw's remorse is genuine: Judge
Published on Sep 2, 2012 6:00 AM
A judge has said that it is difficult to tell whether former green activist Howard Shaw is genuinely remorseful about having paid for sex with an underage prostitute.
Senior District Judge See Kee Oon, in his written grounds explaining his decision to hand Shaw a 12 -week jail term, noted his guilty plea but said:
"A plea of guilt is not necessarily always indicative of remorse."
Judge See said Shaw had insisted that he was "blameless" by portraying himself as the accidental victim of the strict enforcement of the law on sex with underage prostitutes.
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