SINGAPORE — A teen who molested his biological sister and offered her merchandise from Korean pop group BTS in exchange for a sexual act was given 21 months’ probation on Wednesday (29 January).
The 18-year-old was also given a time curfew and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service. He is required to attend a treatment programme targetted at his offending behaviour.
His mother was placed on a bond of $5,000 to ensure the teen’s compliance with his probation terms.
The teen’s 13-year-old sister has since been separated from her brother. She is now living with her grandmother while her brother stays with their parents.
Last month, the teen admitted to two counts of aggravated molest and one of attempting to procure an indecent act with his sister, who was then 12.
A charge involving him hugging her from behind was taken into consideration for his sentencing.
As the teen is related to the victim, he cannot be named to protect her identity.
Molested her when she asked for homework help
The first offence took place in January last year when the girl asked him for help with her homework while in his room. As she sat beside him on his bed, the brother rubbed her genital area over her shorts for about five seconds. The girl then fled the room.
The family moved house shortly after and the siblings shared a bedroom. A month after the first offence, as the siblings argued over what television programme to watch, the teen suddenly lifted his sister and molested her again before placing her on his bed. The girl then yelled at him to leave the bedroom and he did.
On 15 April, the girl returned home at about 6pm to find the door to their bedroom closed. After knocking and receiving no response for a while, the girl opened the door.
Her brother had been masturbating but stopped when his sister opened the door. The girl then closed the door and went to the living room but her brother followed her.
He repeatedly asked the victim to masturbate him and offered to buy her merchandise from BTS in return.
The girl lodged a police report about the incidents on 24 April.
For molesting a person under 14 years old, the teen could have been jailed up to five years, and/or fined, and/or caned. For attempting to procure an indecent act with his sister, he could have been jailed up to five years, and/or fined a maximum $10,000.