Man jailed for underage sex; girl now has baby son
A WEEK after they met in 2009, a man took a teenage girl to a staircase landing in Bukit Batok Central, where they had sex.
The girl, then a month shy of her 16th birthday, gave birth to a boy in March last year, and is now caring for the baby. A paternity test has shown the accused to be the baby’s biological father.
The unemployed man, aged 25, was jailed on Tuesday for two weeks and fined $8,000 for having sex with a girl below 16 in August 2009. He did not pay the fine and will thus serve four weeks in jail.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Toh Puay San said the day the couple met through a mutual friend, the girl was in her school uniform. Over lunch, she told him she was 16.
After lunch, he took her home to change as she had a part-time job. He also asked her to be his girlfriend.
Later that day, in the middle of her shift, they went to a staircase landing in Block 628, Bukit Batok Central to talk and kiss.
A week later, he asked her out on the pretext of giving her something; they went to a staircase landing and had sex.
DPP Toh said that in January last year, the girl’s supervisor asked her if she was pregnant. She denied it, but a test told her otherwise.
When she told the accused she was carrying his baby, he did not believe her and asked her who the father was and who else she had slept with.
He could have been jailed for up to five years and fined up to $10,000 for the offence.
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