SOURCE: The Straits Times
A former teacher from a top secondary school in her early 30s was charged in a district court yesterday over having sex with an underage boy.
She is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with him – with his consent – for the first time in January.
The boy was then under 16.
No plea was taken from the woman, who was wearing a blue top and black pants. She had no lawyer.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Sharmila Sripathy-Shanaz successfully applied for a gag order on the publication of any information on her and the boy that would lead to the boy being identified.
She said investigations were completed.
Asked by District Judge Lim Tse Haw whether there was only one charge, the DPP replied that additional charges would be tendered in due course.
The woman’s police bail of $10,000 was extended until the next mention on Aug 16.
Her passport has been impounded. The judge ordered her not to approach the victim.
Last week, The Straits Times reported that a former teacher from a top school was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage student.
Under the Penal Code, an individual who causes a male under 16 to perform sex, with or without his consent, can be jailed for up to 10 years, fined, or both jailed and fined
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