Man faces 48 charges of sexual offences against 13-year-old girl

A 57-year-old man was charged yesterday with committing a slew of sexual offences and indecent acts on a 13-year-old girl over two years.

Roger Yue Jr is accused of 48 charges in total.

The alleged offences occurred all over Singapore - from Pasir Ris beach to Jurong West - between October 2008 and July 2010.

Some time between October and December 2008, he allegedly made the girl, who was then under 16, perform an indecent act at Lakeside MRT station.

He allegedly committed multiple indecent acts on other occasions .

Yue is said to have raped the girl twice in a Tampines flat and once in an abandoned building in Lavender Street in March 2009.

He also allegedly tried to rape her twice - once at a "place with many trees" and at a pagoda at Chinese Garden in Jurong.

The bulk of the charges are for sexual penetration of a minor.

Among the places where the alleged offences occurred were a staircase leading to the back stage of a secondary school, a classroom at a primary school, a swimming pool at Home Team NS Sembawang, a multi-storey carpark stairway in Tampines Central 1, a deserted house in Rochester Park and a lookout tower at Jurong Heritage Trial.

Bail of $70,000 was allowed. If convicted of the most serious offence of rape and sexual penetration, he could be jailed for up to 20 years and fined. Yue will appear in court again on Feb 19.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2016, with the headline 'Man faces 48 charges of sexual offences against 13-year-old girl'. Print Edition | Subscribe