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Trial of sex-for-grades NUS law professor postponed

Published on Sep 25, 2012 11:30 AM
 
The trial of the law professor in the sex-for-grades case has been postponed and would not start before mid-December this year. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The trial of the law professor in the sex-for-grades case has been postponed and would not start before mid-December this year.

This after the High Court on Tuesday, granted the request of Tey Tsun Hang, who faces six counts of allegedly obtaining gifts and sex from former National University of Singapore (NUS) student Darinne Ko Wen Hui in 2010, in exchange for better grades.

Aside from the motion for the trial to be postponed, Tey had also filed three other motions requesting more information from the NUS, where he is employed, the public prosecutor and Alexandra Hospital.

The rest of the motions, however, were either dismissed or no order was made on them by the court.

Judge Quentin Loh said the current trial dates of Oct 15 to 25 will be vacated, and that the trial would not start before mid-December.

Criminal motions enable accused persons with complaints to have their arguments heard in court.

At the motions hearing in the High Court on Monday, it emerged that aside from Ms Ko, four other former students had also been involved in the probe by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

 

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