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Under the excuse of borrowing toothpaste, a 30-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker allegedly locked a 44-year-old Chinese tourist in a toilet and raped her.
The incident happened in a shop house at Geylang Lorong 8 on Feb 26, 2016, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao.
After the rape, the victim attempted to escape, but the accused caught her and brought her into his room, before raping her again.
The accused faces two rape charges, stating that he had, on the day of the incident, raped the victim twice between 11am and 1.30pm.
The victim, now 46 years old, said that she was in Singapore visiting her husband, who had worked here for 12 years.
She had intended to stay from Feb 20 to March 18.
The victim’s husband had rented a room in the shop house so that the two could stay together during her time here.
During that time, the accused stayed in a room next to theirs.
The accused, now 32, was a supervisor at a construction company during the time of incident.
In their statement, the prosecution said that the victim’s husband was out working and she had been alone in the room.
With a toothbrush in one hand, the accused then reportedly knocked the door and gestured to the victim.
The victim, thinking that the accused wanted toothpaste, went into the toilet to retrieve it.
Seizing the opportunity, the accused sneaked in and locked the toilet door.
He then proceeded to rape the woman, who put up a struggle.
The accused continued, forcefully removing her shorts and raping her.
After the rape, the accused opened the door of the toilet, and the victim attempted to flee.
However, the accused grabbed her by her left shoulder and pulled her into his room, proceeding to rape her again.
The accused subsequently left the scene.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the case will be trialled in the High Court on Jul 4.