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Teacher jailed for six months for committing indecent acts on 13-year-old boy

Published on Feb 19, 2014 4:08 PM
 
A 42-year-old teacher was jailed for six months on Wednesday for committing indecent acts on a 13-year-old boy who was studying in the same school. -- ST GRAPHIC

A 42-year-old teacher was jailed for six months on Wednesday for committing indecent acts on a 13-year-old boy who was studying in the same school.

She had pleaded guilty on Feb 5 to kissing him on the lips and giving him love bites on his neck and shoulder.

In passing sentence, District Judge Ng Peng Hong noted that the case involved "the sexual grooming of a young victim by a teacher" and said that a jail sentence was appropriate as it is the public policy to protect the young and vulnerable.

He also said that the teacher had breached her duty to the school and to the boy's parents. Judge Ng noted the wide age disparity of 29 years between the boy and the teacher as an aggravating factor.

 
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