Tag: sexual assault

New student’ group seeks to make NUS safe from sexual misconduct

Singapore—In the wake of this year’s increased awareness of incidents of sexual assault in university campuses, four students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have formed a new group called Students for a Safer NUS that aims to keep students safe through ground-up initiatives. Sexual...

South Korean artists Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to jail for rape

South Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced by a South Korean court to a jail sentence of six and five years in prison, respectively, for sexually assaulting drunk and unconscious women. Jung, who was also charged with filming the rape and...

US writer sues Trump for defamation after alleged rape

A prominent US magazine columnist who says Donald Trump raped her more than two decades ago sued the president for defamation on Monday after he ridiculed her as "not my type." E. Jean Carroll, 75, filed the lawsuit in a New York court, claiming Trump's...

Number of incidents of male molestation in Singapore on the rise

Singapore—The country has seen a steady increase in the number of incidents of male molestation, even as some of the victims have struggled to come forward to tell their stories. In 2009, there were only 73 cases of outrage of modesty cases involving male...

Probation for NUS student who molested woman, victim says she is “disappointed but not surprised” by decision

Singapore—An undergraduate student of the National University of Singapore (NUS) molested a woman on the train. The judge gave him 21 months of supervised probation for his repeated offences of groping women. On Sept 12 last year, Terence Siow Kai Yuan (23) was on the...

Park Yoo Chun ordered to pay woman in sex assault case

Fallen South Korean K-Pop star Park Yoo-chun is ordered by a court in Seoul to compensate a woman who claimed the former boy band member sexually assaulted her. Park, popularly known as Micky has to pay 100 million won (SGD115,000) to the victim by the Mediation Centre...

Man who filmed rape at Downtown East chalet gets jail and $20,800 fine

Singapore — A Malaysian club cashier who filmed the rape of an unconscious woman at Downtown East got a one year and three months jail sentence along with a S$20,800 fine. Gan Soon Chai (34), a cashier at Club V5 Tycoon at Cuscaden Road, pleaded guilty to...

Pervert gets 9 weeks jail for taking upskirt videos of women at MRT stations

Singapore — A man who worked as a customer relationship officer pleaded guilty to five charges of intrusion of privacy when he filmed upskirt videos of women at MRT stations. Low Zhi Ying (25) victimised at least five unknowing commuters at Dhoby Gaut, Outram Park,...

Former NSF pleads guilty to sexual assault

On Wednesday, July 31, a former full-time national serviceman (NSF) with the Singapore Police Force pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual offences committed against several young girls aged between 12 and 15. A.R Arun Prashanth, now 25, admitted his guilt to seven charges, including...

Singapore needs a better recourse for dealing with sexual assault

Singapore—As more sexual assault cases are being reported, many Singaporeans (41 percent) still believe that false accusations of sexual harassment are a larger problem than acts of assault that go unreported, according to a survey carried out by Ipsos earlier this year. In contrast to...