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New trial dates for sex-for-grades case

Published on Oct 19, 2012 4:09 PM
File photo of Tey Tsun Hang, a lecturer in the law faculty at National University of Singapore (NUS), who was charged in court on July 27, 2012 with six counts of inappropriately obtaining gifts and sex from Miss Darinne Ko Wen Hui, his former student, in 2010, in exchange for favouring her in his assessment of her academic performance. The sex-for-grades trial involving Tey and his student is expected to open between Jan 9 and 22, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: GARY GOH

THE sex-for-grades trial involving a National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor and his student is expected to open between Jan 9 and 22 next year.

The new tentative dates were set after Tey Tsun Hang's lawyers asked for the trial - originally from Oct 15 to Oct 25 - to be postponed to allow them sufficient time to prepare.

But there may be further delay. Tey has asked for permission to go to the Court of Appeal to have four questions heard. This request is expected to be heard late next month.

The questions have to do with his requests for documents from the public prosecutor, NUS and Alexandra Hospital.

Tey did not turn up in court today for his third pre-trial conference; this is the first time since his first court appearance in July that he was not present. Lawyer Peter Low said his client is sick.

Tey faces six charges of having corruptly obtained gifts and sex from a former student in exchange for good grades.