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Man jailed and caned for raping friend's 15-year-old daughter

Published on Feb 5, 2014 3:23 PM
 
When Neo Wei Siong, 35, quarrelled with his father on Oct 25, 2011 and could not go home, he stayed over at a friend's house. Two days later, he woke up in the Boon Lay flat to find himself alone with his friend's 15-year-old daughter, and later raped the minor. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG HUI FEN

When Neo Wei Siong, 35, quarrelled with his father on Oct 25, 2011 and could not go home, he stayed over at a friend's house. Two days later, he woke up in the Boon Lay flat to find himself alone with his friend's 15-year-old daughter, and later raped the minor.

On Wednesday, the warehouse packer was sentenced to seven years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane for the offence. When the judge granted a gag order on the identity of the victim, Neo, who did not have a lawyer, asked for his name not be published in the newspapers. He said through a Mandarin interpreter that if people knew of his rape conviction, he would not get a job after his release from prison.

Rebuking Neo, District Judge Lee Poh Choo said that he had committed a heinous crime against the young girl.

"Don't you think how your actions affected the girl's future?" the judge asked.

 
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