70-year-old doc among 10 men charged with molestation in unrelated cases

Chua Kee Loi allegedly molested a female patient at a clinic where he worked. His case has been adjourned to Sept 23. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - An elderly doctor appeared in a district court on Thursday (Aug 26) after he allegedly molested a female patient at a clinic where he worked.

Chua Kee Loi, 70, is accused of committing the offence on Aug 5 last year. He faces one charge of molestation.

He was at the Chua Clinic and Surgery in Yishun Avenue 3 around 7.30pm that day when he allegedly touched the 27-year-old woman's right cheek and breast over her clothing with his left hand.

The Singaporean doctor was one of 10 men charged with molestation on Thursday.

In unrelated incidents, two men were accused of molesting their family members and a third allegedly outraged his colleague's modesty multiple times.

These three men cannot be named as there are gag orders to protect the identities of their alleged victims.

One of them, a 46-year-old Singaporean, faces four molestation charges after he allegedly targeted his stepdaughter multiple times in a Yishun flat.

He is said to have first molested the girl, then 13 years old, some time in 2016. He is accused of molesting her three more times, in 2017, 2018 and last year.

Another man, a 63-year-old Singaporean, is said to have molested his 14-year-old granddaughter on two separate occasions.

He allegedly targeted the girl in a flat near Jalan Besar on Dec 10 last year. He is accused of molesting her again four days later.

A 45-year-old Chinese national was handed six charges. He is accused of molesting his 47-year-old colleague at their workplace in Mandai.

He is said to have committed the offences in 2019 and last year.

Five others, Singaporeans Mohamed Syameer Mohamed Shamudi, 19; and Ang Cheng Wei, 28; Malaysians Lai Chii Chuan, 30; and Shandru Muthusamy, 30; and Indian national Rajendran Suresh Menan, 33; were also charged with molestation on Thursday.

Syameer, is accused of molesting an 18-year-old woman at a walkway leading to a toilet at the Cherry Discotheque in Cecil Street around 10pm on March 4 this year.

Ang is accused of one count each of molestation and harassment. He was near a Pasir Ris condominium on March 2 when he allegedly made a lewd remark at a 23-year-old woman.

Later that month, he was at an Elias Road pedestrian crossing when he allegedly molested another 23-year-old woman.

Lai is accused of molesting a 35-year-old woman outside a toilet at the 313 @ Somerset shopping mall in Orchard Road last November.

Lai Chii Chuan (left) and Gurjit Singh. ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG

Shandru is said to have outraged a 32-year-old woman's modesty on an MRT train between Toa Payoh and Bishan stations around 10.30pm on Jan 2.

He was at a platform at Yio Chu Kang station about 10 minutes later when he allegedly molested a 30-year-old woman.

Rajendran is accused of molesting a 23-year-old woman at a Tekka Centre walkway in April.

The 10th man charged on Thursday, Gurjit Singh, 35, allegedly molested a 19-year-old woman at Outram Park MRT station last November.

For each count of molestation, an offender can be jailed for up to two years and fined or caned.

Those convicted of molesting a child below 14 years old, however, can be jailed for up to five years and fined or caned. Offenders over 50 years old cannot be caned.

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