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Other paedophile cases

Singapore

January 2012

Barely two years after he had served a 20-year prison sentence from 1994 for sodomising a 13-year-old boy, Singaporean serial paedophile Sikendar Sellamarican, 51, performed oral sex on an 11-year-old boy.

Sikendar pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the boy at a building in Syed Alwi Road on two occasions between Jan 1 and May 1 in 2010, and was sentenced to 18 years' jail .

New Zealand

August 2014

New Zealander Phillip Brendon Page, 36, was sentenced to 18 years' jail for 26 child sex charges.

He photographed himself raping a five-year-old girl while she was sleeping and took two photographs of another rape.

He also took videos of other instances of sexual violation and photographed sexual acts between two children.

US

December 2013

Australian Peter Truong, 36, and his partner Mark Newton, 42, bought a newborn boy from Russia for US$8,000 (S$10,000), and allowed men around the world to abuse him.

The assaults were recorded and distributed across a global paedophile web source.

Truong was sentenced to 30 years in jail and Newton was given the maximum term of 40 years by the US law court.

UK

September 2003

Briton James Taylor, 43, took pictures of himself raping a 13-month-old girl.

He was caught after he posted them online. Police found more than 2,000 indecent images of children, including graphic pictures of Taylor raping the baby in his home.

He was sentenced to a five-year prison sentence in the UK, after a psychologist said there was only a low risk of him reoffending.

Taylor was back in court earlier this month after he was caught with thousands of images of child porn on his computer.