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Sex-for-grades trial: 5 months' jail for former law professor Tey Tsun Hang

Published on Jun 3, 2013 10:28 AM
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Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang was sentenced to five months jail by Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang was sentenced to five months jail by Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye on Monday.

Tey sat stone-faced as his sentence was read out by the judge. He was later led away in handcuffs to the Subordinate Courts lock-up, but is expected to be released on bail - which has been raised to $150,000 from $100,000 - later in the day.

He told The Straits Times before the start of proceedings earlier that he had been "distressed" by the court's judgment and plans to appeal against his sentence.

Tey was found guilty last Wednesday on all six counts of corruptly obtaining sex and gifts - a Mont Blanc pen, an iPod, two tailored shirts, and dinner at Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar - from his former student Darinne Ko. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $514.80, which is the value of the two tailored shirts and part of the cost of the dinner Ms Ko paid for - and to have the pen and iPod forfeited.

 
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