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Sex-for-grades trial
FORMER National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor Tey Tsun Hang had always displayed a feisty, at times dramatic, presence during his 28-day trial, characterised by sharp exchanges between him and prosecutors.
Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang was sentenced to five months jail by Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye on Monday.
Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang arrived at the Subordinate Courts just after 9am on Monday for his sentencing.
Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang, who was found guilty on all six counts of corruption in the sex-for-grades trial on Tuesday, will only learn of his fate next Monday when the court decides his sentence.
The National University of Singapore has terminated the appointment of Tey Tsun Hang, the law professor who was found guilty of corruption earlier on Tuesday.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang was found guilty on all six counts of corruption in the sex-for-grades case.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang arrived in court Tuesday morning for the verdict of his sex-for-grades trial.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang and his former student Darinne Ko were lovers, said defence lawyer Peter Low on Tuesday, in his closing submissions for the sex-for-grades corruption trial against Tey.
Psychiatrist Tommy Tan, who was supposed to testify for the defence in the sex-for-grades corruption trial involving former law professor Tey Tsun Hang, will need to appear in court tomorrow or risk being arrested.
Another former student of law professor Tey Tsun Hang took to the witness stand on Tuesday, in the sex-for-grades corruption trial.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang has been declared fit to continue to stand trial in the sex-for-grades hearing, which resumed Monday after a two-week adjournment for him to undergo tests at the Institute of Mental Health. Tey, a suspended associate professor from the National University of Singapore, faces six charges of corruptly obtaining sex and gifts from a former student in exchange for better grades.
The sex-for-grades trial was on Monday adjourned for two weeks for law professor Tey Tsun Hang to undergo an examination at the Institute of Mental Health.
The sex-for-grades corruption hearing was on Thursday adjourned so that Institute of Mental Health (IMH) doctors can assess if Tey Tsun Hang is fit to continue to stand trial.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang never intended to declare to his employer, the National University of Singapore (NUS), his past relationship with former lover Darinne Ko, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Andre Jumabhoy in the sex-for-grades corruption trial on Wednesday.
Whether law professor Tey Tsun Hang had breached the anonymity of his university's marking system was the subject of Tuesday morning's hearing. Six months before former student Darinne Ko was to sit for an exam for a module he taught, Tey received an e-mail with her matriculation number, the court heard.
The love that Ms Darinne Ko and he shared was "forbidden" and "frowned upon by society", said law professor Tey Tsun Hang.
Chief District Judge Tan Siong Thye on Tuesday morning decided that the six statements that law professor Tey Tsun Hang made to Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) officers will be admitted as evidence.
For a man of his background, it is unlikely that law professor Tey Tsun Hang would have failed to lodge an official complaint against the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) for alleged abuses he suffered while under questioning.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang, 41, abruptly cut short his re-examination of his psychiatrist, seemingly out of exasperation, after many questions he tried to put to the witness were overruled.
Law professor Tey Tsun Hang, 41, was "making a mockery of the process" and "running rings around this system", said Deputy Public Prosecutor Andre Jumabhoy in the sex-for-grades corruption trial on Thursday.