A 33-year-old man who worked as a laboratory technician at a secondary school, pleaded guilty to molestation and was sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment on 24 June.
He had hugged a secondary 1 boy from behind and kissed him on the cheek.
The identity of the man and the school cannot be revealed due to a court order protecting the identity of the victim.
The man started working at the school in 2013 and met the student in 2018 when he was in secondary 1, and the victim would approach him for help with his school work.
Between January 2019 to June 2019, the victim was doing his schoolwork alone with the man in the science lab, the man hugged him from behind and kissed him on the cheek without his consent.
The incident was revealed in October that year when the management of the school noticed the man not keeping a professional distance from the students on several occasions.
The school management then looked into the man’s interactions with the victims.
The victim made a police report on 24 October 2019 about being molested by the man earlier in the year.
The man is currently out on bail and was ordered to surrender himself to the State Courts on 15 July for the commencement of his prison sentence.