Teen pleads guilty to forcing pre-school stepsister to perform sexual act

Wan Ting Koh
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SINGAPORE — When he was only 14 years old, he forced his stepsister – who was only around four to five years old at the time of the offences – to perform a sexual act on him.

The male teenager, now 17 years old, pleaded guilty on Wednesday (29 January) to one count of sexually assaulting a person under 14 years old.

Probation and Reformative Training reports were called for the teen, who will return to court to be sentenced next Wednesday.

The court heard that the teen had watching pornography on his mobile phone in the kitchen toilet, on a day between June and September 2017. He was undressed and began masturbating with the door partially closed.

About five minutes into the act, the teen’s stepsister opened the door and caught sight of the teen. The teen then reached for the child’s hand and coaxed her into the toilet.

When the girl refused, the teen grabbed her hand and brought it to his penis. He then tried to bring her head towards his genitals and asked her to perform a sexual act on him.

The girl resisted until the teen said that he would give her chocolate as a reward. He forced himself on the girl for 10 seconds before letting her go. The girl then fled.

The teen continued to watch pornography on his handphone afterwards.

On 4 February last year, the girl was referred to the Marine Parade Family Services Centre for a counselling session. During the session, she revealed the sexual act committed by her stepbrother.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development was alerted to the case and a Child Protection Officer brought the victim to the police to make a police report on 8 March last year.

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