Reported in “ The Straits Times” 21/01/2014
The accused was charged with 2 counts of sexual penetration of a minor.
The minor chanced upon the accused’s profile on a website, which stated that he engaged in “bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism” (BDSM). He stated that he was looking for a submissive partner and the minor initiated contact with him. They both started communicating via e-mail and she revealed her true age to him. Within a week, the minor went to the accused’s flat and consented to the accused performing BDSM acts. They engaged in those acts again a month later.
GJC criminal lawyers, stated in his mitigation that the accused was from a respectable family and he was deeply remorseful of his actions. Our lawyers were successful in securing a reduced sentence for our client. The accused was sentenced to a jail term of 12 months. He could have been jailed for 10 years and fined.