The courts on Sept 4 heard several cases involving people who were supposed to protect. Instead, they have been convicted or face charges of betrayal of trust.
1. Father: Man faces two charges of raping daughter
A 14-year-old girl's allegation that her biological father had repeatedly raped her was met with disbelief and scorn by her own family, the High Court heard yesterday on the first day of the man's trial.
Her paternal grandmother likened her to women in TV dramas who seduce men, while her mother, in a text message, accused her of framing her father just to get freedom, a counsellor from her former secondary school testified.
2. Vice-principal: Accused of indecent acts with teenager
More than 13 years may have passed since a primary school vice-principal allegedly committed an indecent act on a 14-year-old boy in the gym of a primary school in north-east Singapore.
But the 55-year-old man now finds himself in court facing six counts of carnal intercourse and three counts of committing indecent acts on a minor.
3. Mentor: Longer jail term for paedophile
A paedophile who obtained various sexual favours from 10 young boys yesterday had his jail term increased from 12-1/2 years to 18-1/2 years, following an appeal by the prosecution.
Second Solicitor-General Mavis Chionh argued yesterday that the original sentence was manifestly inadequate compared against relevant sentencing precedents.
4.Ride-sharing driver: Probation for molesting passenger
An Uber driver stroked a woman's thigh in his vehicle as he found her pretty and was attracted to her exposed thigh, a district court heard.
Yesterday, Ng Chee Hong, 27, was given 18 months' probation by District Judge Low Wee Ping after admitting to molesting the 25-year-old victim last Sept 25.