S’pore teacher jailed for sex with underage male student


SINGAPORE: A secondary school teacher who became romantically involved with her 15-year-old student told the minor to perform sexual acts on her.

On one occasion, she recorded a video of them in bed in a Geylang hotel room.

That was three years ago.

Now 29, she was sentenced on Monday by district judge Christopher Tan to two years and nine months in jail.

The woman, who taught in a school in the northwestern part of Singapore, pleaded guilty to two counts each of offences under the Children and Young Persons Act as well as sexual penetration acts involving a minor.

Five other charges involving the same boy were considered during sentencing.

She cannot be named as a gag order has been imposed to protect the teenager’s identity. The woman, who is no longer teaching in any school, had been suspended since February 2017.

The pair first encountered each other in 2014 when she taught his class Mathematics, but he disliked the subject.

She stopped teaching his class in 2016.

However, in March that year, they became close after she accompanied his uniformed group on a camping trip.

Deputy public prosecutor Yvonne Poon said: “They grew closer and began texting and speaking more, with the accused eventually telling the victim that she had feelings for him.

“The victim had also told her that he ‘liked her’. They entered a romantic relationship around September 2016.”

The court heard that they would go jogging and “engage in physical intimacy” at reservoirs and parks. They would also exchange sexually explicit text messages.

In late November 2016, the boy lied to his mother that he was attending a camp with his uniformed group when he was actually staying at the Super 8 Hotel in Geylang with the teacher from Nov 28 to Dec 2 that year. — The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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