Amos Yee ‘extremely remorseful’ over molest allegations against bailor Vincent Law

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Amos Yee ‘extremely remorseful’ over molest allegations against bailor Vincent Law

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee has said that he is “extremely remorseful” for the molest allegations that he made against his bailor, Vincent Law.

The sixteen-year-old first made the molest allegations against Law, a youth counsellor who posted the $20,000 bail for him last month, in a Facebook post on Wednesday — a day after he had been found guilty.

Yee then posted another entry later that same day, saying that the allegations were mere words and that “Vincent Law didn’t really molest me”.

In his latest Facebook entry on Friday, Yee wrote, "I am extremely remorseful for the turmoil that I have caused to Vincent and his family, for the allegations towards him that he molested me."

He said he was writing a detailed public apology and asked Law to give him three days to finish preparing it, as he called himself a "slow writer".

"I understand that Vincent is a Christian and preaches the tenant of forgiveness. So praise Jesus, our holy Christ, please offer me, a 2nd chance," he added.

His latest post comes after Law demanded an "unreserved apology" from Yee for the allegations, according to The Straits Times.

Law said that he has notified Yee’s parents that he wants a public apology from Yee and to have the teenager fully retract the allegations or he would “take legal action” for defamation.

Yee has been found guilty, following a two-day trial, for wounding the religious feelings of Christians and transmitting an “obscene” image involving late former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

His bail has also been reduced to $10,000, without any conditions.

He will be sentenced on 2 June.