The Straits Times
Published on Oct 31, 2012

Paedophile jailed 19 years for sexually assaulting five kids


A 23-year-old paedophile who sexually assaulted five victims - boys and girls - under the age of 10 was on Wednesday jailed for 19 years and ordered to be caned 24 strokes.

The storeman, who was 21 at the time of the offences, had devised an elaborate plan by starting a club for children to play video games and promising them monetary reward when they reach a certain rank.

After luring them to his flat, he sexually assaulted them on the pretext of conducting a "medical check-up" to assess their suitability to join the club.