Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crazy for sex with an underaged girl. Will probably go crazy in jail

Court 26 of the Subordinate Courts was unusually packed yesterday afternoon.

About 100 people squeezed in to attend the session in which a group of 44 men were charged for allegedly paying to have sex with a girl under 18 years old.

Among those charged was Lee Lip Hong, 39, the former principal of Pei Chun Public School, who arrived alone.

Lee told the court that he didn't plan to engage a lawyer. And when the day comes, he said he would plead guilty.

After the session, he didn't bother to shield his face from the media as he left the Subordinate Courts building.

But many of the other accused - which included Mindef officers, businessmen and finance industry professionals - were armed with a range of disguises to escape the photographers.

The website where the men obtained the girl's services was allegedly run by Tang Boon Thiew, who runs an online marketing company. He was charged in November and his case is ongoing.