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Teacher jailed 26 months for having underage sex with student and exploiting another

Published on Feb 25, 2014 11:20 AM
 
The conduct of a teacher who had underage sex with one of his students and exploited another was "nothing short of deplorable". -- ST GRAPHIC

The conduct of a teacher who had underage sex with one of his students and exploited another was "nothing short of deplorable".

In sentencing Yeo Chang Yong on Tuesday to 26 months in jail for the offences, District Judge Wong Choon Ning said Yeo, 30, had broken a sacred trust.

"You are, what one may call, every parent's nightmare. You supervise and monitor our children closely as we are aware of the possible dangers that they may come across in their daily lives, given their immaturity and naivety. There was deliberate and systematic sexual exploitation of the two minors under your care."

Yeo, who faced nine charges, had pleaded guilty to two charges of having sex with a 15-year-old student at a hotel and his home in Tampines in 2010. He had also admitted to fondling the breasts of a 14-year-old student at Pasir Ris Park.

 
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