Man gets jail and caning for sexually assaulting male student and drug-related offences

A customer service officer lured a 24-year-old student to his home for sex, where he sexually assaulted the victim against his will.

Adin Lim Zhixiang had befriended the student through social and networking dating app Skout, where he pretended to be a 23-year-old woman named "Oohlala". 

According to The Straits Times, the student, who suffers from a muscle disorder and walks with a limp, had initially rejected Lim's request for sex.

Lim offered to pay the victim's taxi ride to his home and assured him the sex would be free. The victim then agreed and they met on the same day at Lim's home, where Lim admitted he had posed as a woman. Despite the victim's objection, Lim performed oral sex on him.

Lim was sentenced to six years and nine months' jail and four strokes of the cane after he admitted to sexual assault by penetration and three drug-related charges.

When he got to Lim's flat that day, Lim pretended to be "Oohlala's" brother, saying his "sister" was having a shower. He told the victim to watch pornography in the bedroom.

While in the room, the victim received a message from "Oohlala", asking him to strip naked. He removed all his clothes and lay on the bed, covering himself with a blanket.

Shortly after, Lim came into the room and confessed that he was "Oohlala". Despite the victim telling him he was not interested in men, Lim placed his arms on the victim's groin and began pressing it down.

The victim protested and tried to free himself. However, Lim ignored his pleas and performed oral sex on him. 20 minutes later, Lim stopped and the victim got dressed and left after asking Lim for the taxi fare.

He made a police report that day, stating that Lim had 'raped' him.

Investigations also showed that Lim had last taken methamphetamine, or Ice, on Feb 28 this year. He said he would consume Ice about three times a week and had been doing so for nine months before his arrest.

Arguing for at least seven years and four strokes of the cane on the sexual penetration charge, Deputy Public Prosecutor Boppana Sruthi said Lim executed the offence in a methodological manner.

Lim also had a similar conviction in 2013, when he was jailed for 15 months for sexual penetration of a minor below 16.

For sexual assault by penetration, Lim could have been jailed for up to 20 years and liable to a fine or caning.