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Teacher admits sexually abusing 2 ex-students

Published on Feb 12, 2014 8:21 AM
Yeo Chang Yong sexually abused two of his former students. -- ST GRAPHICS  

As a trainee teacher, Yeo Chang Yong was supposed to protect and look after the secondary school students under his charge.

Instead, he abused his position and destroyed the "fundamental feeling of safety" by sexually abusing two of his former students, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Sharmila Sripathy-Shanaz in court yesterday.

Yeo, 30, had sex with one victim on six occasions after he had left the school. She was 15 and he was 26 when the offences were committed in late 2010.

He also committed a separate offence in the same year by fondling the breasts of the other victim, then 14.

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