A 47-year-old Singaporean man who works as a senior aircraft engineer, Davis Khor Khai Gin, pleaded guilty to two charges of penetration of a minor, one charge of attempted statutory rape and another charge of grooming a minor.
Khor had lured the victims, aged between 13 to 17, to his home with the promise of money or jobs, before violating them in his home.
He was sentenced to 12.5 years imprisonment and 13 strokes of the cane, with another 6 other charges being considered during his sentencing.
The names of the victims cannot be revealed due to a court order protecting their identities, and they are identified in court documents at V1, V2, V3 and V4.
Sometime in 2020, Khor would random send messages to girls on Instagram and asking them if they wanted money or jobs.
He messaged 13-year-old V1 on Instagram on 20 August 2020 and introduced himself under a fake name, asking her if she wanted money,
V1 had just run away from a welfare home for teenage girls with behavioural problems and needed some money, and Khor then offered her $200 to let him touch her body, which she agreed.
Khor then booked a Grab ride to pick her up the next day and bring her to his home, where she saw an iPad and $200 in cash on the table, as well as a recording iPad.
He then kissed her on the lips and touched her chest, before taking off her clothes and using an adult toy on her while the iPad was filming.
He then brought her into a room with a mattress and laid her down, and she told him that she was 13, but he continued violating her before asking if he could have intercourse with her.
The victim agreed and Khor tried to penetrate her but couldn’t perform and gave up.
He then passed her then $200 and told her not to tell anyone about what happened, as well as to delete her Instagram chat history, before booking a Grab ride for her to go home.
He continued messaged her on Instagram subsequently and offered her money to touch her again, which she accepted because she needed money.
Khor randomly message V2 and said that his name was “William”, asking if she wanted money.
She said that she needed money and told Khor that she was 15 after he asked for her age, and Khor then offered her a $200 job that involved cuddling and being his companion for 2 hours.
She agreed to his offer after he continued asking her and Khor then booked a Grab for the victim to his home on 28 September 2020.
He used an adult toy on the victim while recording the acts and tried to have intercourse with her, but she told him to stop.
He then gave her half the promised amount of money and told her that their session was incomplete, and the girl took the money and left his home.
Khor messaged the 3rd victim, who was only 14-years-old, in December 2020 and pretended to offer her several part time jobs.
He told her that the highest paying job that he has was an indecent one that involves him touching her body for $200, persistently messaging her to accept it, despite her expressing her discomfort performing indecent acts and was only interested in the waitressing job.
She said that it didn’t feel right because she was only a teenager and he replied that age is not a consideration, pestering her for days and she eventually agreed to meet Khor on 5 January 2021.
Entering his home, the victim saw about $230 in cash, and Khor told her that if she stayed for 2 hours, she would get $200.
He then touched her on her waist, and the victim told him “you are touching me” and he then released her, before trying to persuade her to stay but she insisted on leaving.
He then paid her $30 and she left his home.