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Nepalese man jailed 12 months for underage sex with girl, 15

Published on Jul 17, 2014 4:52 PM
 
On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Hem Raj Thapa , 32, was sentenced to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to underage sex with the girl last December. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

SINGAPORE - After exchanging friendly greetings with a girl he met while jogging in a defunct cemetery, Hem Raj Thapa asked her to follow him into the woods. She agreed and they walked into the secluded area, later parting ways following a quick tryst.

The problem, however, was that the girl was only 15 years old.

On Thursday the Nepalese man, 32, was sentenced to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to underage sex with the girl last December. One similar charge was taken into consideration.

A district court heard that the pair had greeted each other after meeting along a footpath in the old Bidadiri cemetery near Woodleigh MRT station, between 6.30pm and 7.30pm last Dec 29.

 
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