28 Feb 2009

News Flash

I snooped around the Straits Times online portal today. At least it would help me in my social studies. Then I saw the full article of one of the most talked about events here. (link)

Feb 24, 2009

10 mths for sex with student


By Elena Chong COURTS CORRESPONDENT & Sujin Thomas

A MARRIED ex-teacher yesterday became the first woman jailed here for having sex with an underage boy.

The 32-year-old mother of two, who pleaded guilty earlier this month, will serve 10 months in jail for being intimate with the boy, then 15, a former pupil of the primary school where she taught.

Her conviction comes a year after the Penal Code was changed to make sex between an adult woman and a boy below 16 a crime.

The slim, bespectacled woman, who cannot be named to protect the boy's identity, listened impassively as District Judge Sarjit Singh handed down her sentence, but broke down at the close of the proceedings.

None of her relatives were in court.

In deciding her punishment, the judge said he took into account the fact that she had to give up her teaching career as a result of her actions.

He also noted that she was the one who went to the police - even if it was only because the boy refused to end the relationship and threatened to harm her and her family.

But the judge said that a 'serious breach of trust' had taken place, so a significant penalty was called for.

The court also heard that the boy, who had no previous history of violent behaviour, was violent when she wanted to end their affair. The details are unavailable.

The woman could have been jailed for up to 10 years and fined.

Now I'm not sure why she would want to have sex with her former student if she is already married. Could it be work stress?

Then I looked at the comments:

kongsonglanpahsong

February 24, 2009 Tuesday, 07:57 AM

women peadophiles have it better than their male counterparts in singapore coz they dont get caned and photos are not plastered all over papers.but then i again i wish i d had a teacher like that when i was in secondary school.lucky boy...)
First, you spelled paedophile wrongly(British spelling). Second, why do you want a teacher like that?


crossroadcrossroad

February 24, 2009 Tuesday, 11:34 AM

This is a case of a negelected woman looking for love in all the wrong places
Case of a love bird
Who became a jail bird
And very soon a cuckoo bird she shall be,
Because life in there is not going to be easy.
With her sex drive, she will go crazy.
Using a limerick to describe her serious crime? How nice.


golden88

February 25, 2009 Wednesday, 12:42 PM

For a lady teacher who "mis-behave" .... identity is not disclosed .......

And do you know the consequences of a male teacher who behave likewise .......

Wah lau!!! .... FACE AND NAME WILL APPEAR FRONT PAGE IN STRAITS TIMES ...... FAMILY'S NAME WILL BE EXPOSED ...... AND SO FORTH .... AND NOT FORGETTING THE ROTTAN AS WELL .....

SO MUCH OF "EQUALITY AND JUSTICE " AROUND HERE!!!!
This "sexist" attitude was also brought up several times by other people. This was by far the most "drama" comment on this.

So I've found out who wants a paedophile, who despises them, and who thinks that both male and female paedophiles should be equally treated.

I should do this again next post; it would help me in the long run, when the teacher gives us an assignment to comment on current affairs...