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Trial dates set for law professor in sex-for-grades case

Published on Sep 13, 2012 5:07 PM
 
National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor and former district judge Tey Tsun Hang (front) at the Subordinate Court on 3 Aug 2012. -- NP PHOTO: GARY GOH

The National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor at the centre of a sex-for-grades scandal, said on Thursday that he has filed two criminal motions, one against NUS and the other against the public prosecutor.

Speaking to reporters at the Subordinate Courts after his second pre-trial conference, Tey Tsun Hang said he is requesting for the grades of students from the university, and "critical witness statements" from the public prosecutor.

Criminal motions serve primarily as a way for defendants with legitimate complaints to have their arguments heard in the High Court.

The professor faces six counts of obtaining gifts and sex from a student, Ms Darinne Ko Wen Hui, in 2010. The 23-year-old woman, who graduated from NUS in June, is believed to be working at a law firm here.

A spokesman from the Attorney-General's Chambers confirmed that Tey has "filed an application against the Prosecution seeking particulars of the charges as well as various documents".

"As the matter is fixed for hearing before the High Court, it will not be appropriate for us to comment further," she added.

The motions filed by Tey will be heard on Sep 24 at the High Court, while the trial for the case has been scheduled for Oct 15 to Oct 25, said Tey's lawyer Peter Low.

 

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