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Man jailed for sex with minors

He had sex with two underage girls after befriending them at the *Scape Skate Park at Somerset Road.

Part-time waiter Ryan Nicholas Shah, 27, was yesterday jailed for 27 months after pleading guilty to three counts of sexually penetrating the minors.

Shah met his first victim, then 14, through a mutual friend and he asked her to be his girlfriend in May 2011.

He had unprotected sex with the girl, a virgin, at his Bedok Reservoir flat in August that year despite her reluctance.

The second victim, then 15, met Shah and his friends at the skate park on July 9, 2012, and they drank alcohol.

About three hours later, he had unprotected sex with the virgin behind a wall in the area.

Dance instructor Muhammad Hairuniezam Marwi, 24, also asked her for oral sex and she complied. He was jailed for seven months on Feb 11 for the offence.

For each count of sexually penetrating a minor, the men could have been jailed up to 10 years and fined.

- Shaffiq Alkhatib