Singapore-born fraud, rapist jailed for 6½ years in Australia

The court noted that Jeffrey Chia (seen above in his younger days) had, over some 17 years, deceived around 16 Korean or Japanese victims in New South Wales.
The court noted that Jeffrey Chia (seen above in his younger days) had, over some 17 years, deceived around 16 Korean or Japanese victims in New South Wales.

Aussie judge calls him 'predatory parasite' for cheating and raping Malaysian woman

A Singapore-born rapist and serial fraudster was described as a "predatory parasite" by an Australian judge who found him guilty of raping and cheating a Malaysian woman whom he had met in a church in Sydney.

Jeffrey Chia was aged 56 and his victim was 21 when he committed the sex offences on Aug 1, 2017, in a $200-a-night hotel room he had conned her into paying for him to stay.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore-born fraud, rapist jailed for 6½ years in NSW'. Print Edition | Subscribe