Man jailed for having sex with 14-year-old GF at hospital staircase

Shaffiq Alkhatib
The New Paper
Thursday, June 9, 2016

The teen had a foot infection and had to be warded at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) last December.

Her boyfriend visited her at the hospital and they had sex at one of the staircases.

Deputy Public ProsecutorĀ CheeĀ Ee Ling said the part-time technician, now 27, reached KKH at around 11.20am on Dec 7.

He met the then-14-year-old girl at the lobby. They chatted before making their way to the staircase at the Children's Tower.

But they were caught on closed-circuit television camera walking towards the staircase at around 12.50pm and leaving about 15 minutes later.

They had sex when they reached basement one.

Three days later, KKH sent a fax to Tanglin Police Division informing officers about the incident, which involved underage sex and drug abuse.

It was not mentioned in court documents if the CCTV camera had caught the man committing these offences.

Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers arrested the man on Dec 29.

He was jailed for 22 months on Tuesday after pleading guilty to five counts of having sex with the minor and one count of drug consumption.

Eight other charges of having consensual sex with her were taken into consideration during sentencing.

The man, who was not represented by a lawyer, is not being named to protect the teen's identity.

She is his godsister's friend and they first met in mid-2015.

The teen soon believed she was in a relationship with him and they had sex in a Toa Payoh flat between June 1 and July 31.

According to court documents, the couple had sex 12 more times from then until Dec 7.


CNB officers arrested the man at Bukit Gombak MRT station in December for suspected drug consumption.

Investigations revealed that he was then also wanted for having sex with the underage girl.

Following his arrest, methamphetamine, or Ice, was detected in his urine and he admitted that he had consumed the drug in his home.

For each count of having sex with the minor, he could have been jailed up to 10 years and fined.

For drug consumption, he could have been jailed up to 10 years and fined up to $20,000.