A 15-year-old girl could trust no one but her school to tell the school librarian that she had been molested by her stepfather. That was how on 2 Feb the misdeeds of her stepfather, a 69-year-old American who is here on a dependant’s pass, came to light. The school subsequently notified the Ministry of Social and Family Development and a police report was made the following day.
The American married the girl’s mother in July 2015 and the incident happened on 22 Jan this year at a flat in the north-west of Singapore. In court, the man admitted to to tapping the girl’s breast, cupping and squeezing her breast, and slipping his hands into her tights and touching her left buttock.
The man said that on that day he approached the girl and tapped her once near her rib cage to ask her to go for lunch with him. He repeated the act a few minutes later but as the girl was using her tablet device, she waved her hand to signal that she will go soon. The man however persisted in calling her in that manner when he said that he had a strong urge and could not control himself from touching his stepdaughter inappropriately.
He molested her for a few seconds and also kissed the side of her body and neck area.The secondary two schoolgirl froze due to fear and was only saved by the arrival of her brother.
On 25 May, the foreigner was jailed for nine months for his crime.