Courts documents showed that three Britons are accused of gang raping a Singaporean woman while visiting Singapore for Ultra Singapore, an electronic music festival, in the early hours of 10 Sep. The three men, Khong Tam Thanh, 21, Le Michael, 23, and Vu Thai Son, 23, face one count each of raping the 23-year-old woman.
According to AFP, the men took turns in raping the woman between 4am and 5.50am in a hotel near Orchard Road. The trio addressed the Court via video-link from Changi Prison on 6 Oct. All three had legal representation and were offered bail of $50,000 each.
The men were charged on 12 Sep and have since been held for further investigations and psychiatric reviews.
Khong’s lawyer, Shashi Nathan, told a AFP that his client was expected to be released later on 6 Oct, after proceedings are completed. While lawyers for Le and Vu said that their clients had trouble raising funds. Their request to the Court for bail to be lowered was denied.
The three men will appear before the Court again on 22 Nov and may be facing a jail term of up to 20 years with caning.
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