Police looking into false claim that report involving underage sex was 'futile'

SINGAPORE - The police have clarified that an online article claiming they “did not take any action” after a report involving underage sex was made is untrue.

They have requested that the website, All Singapore Stuff, provide information on the contributor of the article, they said in a statement on Wednesday (March 1). 

The post online was supposedly written by a 16-year-old student of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), who said she grew depressed when a boy she was “duped” into having sex with at the age of 14 was found to be her schoolmate.

The account included a report number of the police report the girl said she filed at the time. She further claimed that her school principal did not take her seriously, and that the police did not take action either, advising her to drop the case.

In response to media queries, a police spokesman told The Straits Times: “A police report has been lodged by a member of the public, whose identity is believed to have been misused as the contributor of the article.”

He added that the police take “a serious view of any allegations against its officers and will investigate each case thoroughly”.

If the claims are found to be false, it will take action against those involved, in accordance with the law, he added.