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Undergraduate jailed for a year for sex with 14-year-old boy

Published on Apr 9, 2014 12:24 PM
Suhaimi Shamsudin, 24, who had sex with a 14-year-old student, was sentenced to a year in jail on April 9, 2014. -- ST GRAPHICS  

A man who had sex with a 14-year-old student was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday.

Suhaimi Shamsudin, 24, who is appealing against the sentence, pleaded guilty in January to two counts of oral sex with the minor at Housing Board staircase landings in October 2012.

Six other charges, including committing an obscene act, were considered during his sentencing.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Sharmila Sripathy-Shanaz had told the court that Suhaimi, who was a Nanyang Technological University student, and the minor met through a mobile applications in early October 2012. The minor subsequently told Shamsudin he was 14 years old although his profile listed him as 17, the minimum age required to use the application.

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