A man in his 60s who is described as being a “prominent” and well-known figure among Singapore’s Catholic community, was charged earlier today for offences against at least 2 underaged boys in 2005 and 2006.
He cannot be named because of a gag order protecting the identities of the victims and the school where the crimes allegedly occurred.
The man is facing two charges of carnal intercourse against the order of nature under section 377 of the 1985 revised edition of the Penal Code, which has since been repealed in 2007.
The man is also facing two more charges of exploitation of a child under the Children and Young Persons Act.
The man allegedly engaged in fellatio with one of the boys, who was then aged between 14 and 16, sometime between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2006.
He then allegedly made the younger boy who was then aged between 14 and 15, do the same thing between April and December 2007.
He is also accused of committing an indecent act with the victims by performing an explicit act on them in 2005 and 2007.
A psychiatric evaluation for the man was then called and he is due to return to court on 3 February.