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Wednesday February 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday February 5, 2014 MYT 8:05:00 AM
A waiter who had targeted teenage girls to rob and molest as he believed they were “easy” victims was sentenced to six years in jail and 20 strokes of the cane.
Kang Boon Khoon, 33, chose his Chua Chu Kang neighbourhood to commit his offences so that he could flee to his home easily. But his crime spree ended after he was caught loitering in the neighbourhood at 6am on Aug 24 last year with a knife.
He had pleaded guilty to robbing and molesting a 19-year-old on Aug 11 last year and robbing a 16-year-old on Aug 21.
Assistant Public Prosecutor Raja Mohan said that investigations revealed that Kang would follow his victims into lifts and commit the offences as they were about to step out.
Pleading for a lenient sentence, defence counsel Cheng Kim Kuan said that the total value of items stolen by his client came to only S$520 (RM1,362) and that this included cash and a cell phone.
Before passing sentence, District Judge Low Wee Ping said that it was difficult for the court to understand why Kang had committed such serious offences because his criminal records do not show him as “a man of violence”.
His previous convictions were for theft and sex with a minor in 2009. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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