A Poly student was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to rape.
22-year-old Johnson Hong Siang Yeu met a 17-year-old polytechnic through a mobile dating app and invited the girl over to his home for “guitar lessons”
According to Today News, the accused and victim met on OkCupid. After pleading guilty to rape, Hong, now 22, was sentenced to seven years in prison and four strokes of the cane on Tuesday (April 19).
He was also fined S$2,000 for breaching Covid-19 rules by leaving his home to meet the victim without a reasonable excuse. This was during the circuit breaker period in 2020 when movements and activities were restricted to curb the pandemic.
He asked her to his Woodlands flat on the evening of May 9, 2020, to teach her how to play the guitar. It was their first encounter.
She agreed to meet him outside the flat on a stairwell landing in order to “keep things friendly” between them, and she arrived after midnight.
After about an hour, Hong suggested going to his bedroom, which had air conditioning. She consented as she was sweating, and sat at the corner of his mattress.
Hong then suggested giving her a massage and the victim fell asleep, shortly after the victim fell asleep he hug and molested her. The victim woke up and told Hong to stop.
Hong did not stop and raped her with no protection, the victim cried and told Hong to stop.
She eventually left his place at around 4.15AM and Hong apologised to the victim stating that he wished that the incident could be kept between them.