SINGAPORE – A man who molested his nine-year-old stepdaughter twice was jailed for 15 months and ordered to be given three strokes of the cane on Monday (July 17).
The 30-year-old Malaysian pleaded guilty to rubbing the girl’s breasts and private parts over her clothes, intending to outrage her modesty, in May last year (2016).
He cannot be named due to a gag order.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Ng Yiwen said that from the time the girl was a baby, she had been staying with her godmother’s family and would only see her mother on Thursdays. She would stay with her mother and stepfather until the next day when her mother takes her back to the godmother’s house.
The victim shared a close relationship with the accused and regarded him as her father.
Sometime in May last year, the victim’s mother brought her to her flat as she…
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