Man jailed 7 years for having anal sex with underage girl, 29 years younger

A technician who had anal sex with a teenager, 29 years his junior, was jailed for seven years on Friday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
A technician who had anal sex with a teenager, 29 years his junior, was jailed for seven years on Friday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

A technician who had anal sex with a teenager, 29 years his junior, was jailed for seven years on Friday.

Zainal Abidin Mayuni, admitted to five counts of sexual penetration of a minor at his flat in Hougang Avenue 8 between March 2010 and April 2011. Six other similar charges were taken into consideration during his sentencing. The victim was then between 13 and 14 years old while he was 42 and 43.

Zainal, now 45, was asked by the girl's mother in 2010 to help take her home from school because she could not do it due to her ill health.

Sometime in April 2010, Zainal took the girl to his home and asked if he could have sex with her but she rejected him. But she agreed to let him have anal sex with her. After the act, Zainal gave her $10. This happened four more times between May 2010 and April 2011 when his wife and daughter were not at home.

Investigations showed that he did not use a condom, and had told the victim not to tell her parents about incidents. The offences came to light after the victim told her cousin about them in April 2011.

Zainal left with his family for Batam family on May 2 that year but the next day he left for Pekanbaru alone and remained in Indonesia until his arrest in August for overstaying. He was then repatriated and charged.

Now divorced, Zainal Abidin could have been jailed for up to 10 years and/or fined on each charge.