The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) was looking into the Joshua Robinson case, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam said yesterday (6 March).
Speaking at a charity cycling event, the minister told the media that the AGC makes decisions about which charges to proceed based on precedents, and the sentence would depend on previous cases. He said he understood the “public disquiet” over the sentence; however, as the case was not yet over, it was not appropriate for him to comment on it.
Last Thursday (2 March) 39-year-old Robinson was convicted of underage sex as well as possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to four years’ jail.
As of Tuesday morning (7 March), the Change.org petition seeking a harsher sentence for Robinson had over 16,000 signatories.