A 24-year old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular, Tan Yong Jin, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to offences involving performing consensual sexual acts with a child – he had sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Here are some brief, available facts on the case:
- He pleaded guilty to 2 charges for offences involving having performing consensual sexual acts with a child.
The girl was a Secondary 2 student at the time and got to know Tan through Facebook. Tan knew that the girl was under 14 years old.
- They met for lunch and exchanged messages of a sexual nature.
- They met at Clementi Mall and watched a movie, after which they returned to her home and had sex as her parents were away. They were not in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.
- The girl checked to make sure that her parents were not at home and then led Tan inside her parents’ bedroom where they had unprotected sexual intercourse and she performed oral sex on him.
More information on the case may be found here.