Protecting Singapore’s vulnerable: People with disabilities 'more at risk'

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Several months ago, a man became acquainted with a few special-needs adults from the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN).

He befriended them online, gained their trust and convinced them to send him illicit and compromising photos of themselves.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline Protecting Singapore’s vulnerable: People with disabilities 'more at risk'. Subscribe