The Straits Times
Published on Oct 29, 2012

Man jailed 2 years for performing oral sex on friend's 13-year-old son


A MAN was sentenced to two years in jail today for performing oral sex on a 13-year-old boy. Both the man and the boy are mildly retarded. The odd-job worker, 46, pleaded guilty on Oct 22 and was allowed a week's reprieve to celebrate Hari Raya Haji.

The court heard that the man got to know the boy's father, who is blind, more than 20 years ago. They then lost touch but met again five or six years ago at a mosque along Changi Road. Since then, they would visit each other's houses during festivals.

On June 20, 2008, the boy and his father met the man at a mosque along Changi Road. After lunch at a nearby coffee shop, they went to the victim's home in Bedok. There, the man asked the father to let his son, who has an IQ of 62, massage him. The mother, a public relations executive, was also at home.

In the master bedroom, the man undressed himself and got the boy to do the same. He then performed oral sex on the boy as well as other sex acts. He gave the boy $2 and told him to keep mum about the incident. However, the son told the father and a police report was lodged the next day.