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OTHER TEACHERS IN TROUBLE

CASE 1

A physical education teacher who entered into a relationship with his pupil - despite her being 20 years his junior - was jailed for 22 months on Aug 8 last year.

The 34-year-old man pleaded guilty to four of six charges of committing an indecent act and procuring a child to commit an indecent act.

One evening in March 2012, they went to Lakeside Park in Jurong where they hugged and kissed.

Eight months later, he was alone with the then 12-year-old pupil in her family's flat when he suggested that they shower together.

She agreed and they hugged, kissed and applied soap on each other.

On a different occasion at the flat, they were chatting when he took her hands and placed them inside his trousers.

CASE 2

A woman abused her position as a teacher when she French kissed a Primary 6 pupil from her school and left love bites on him in 2012.

The 42-year-old teacher pleaded guilty to two counts of committing indecent acts on the boy.

The married mother of four was sentenced to six months' jail on Feb 19 last year.

CASE 3

A former primary school teacher was the first woman in Singapore to be hauled to court for being sexually intimate with an underage boy.

She was jailed for 10 months on Feb 23, 2009, after pleading guilty to one charge of having sex with the boy.

At the time, the married teacher was 31 and the boy was 15.

The woman, who taught moral education and Chinese, had sex with the boy six times between March and May in 2008.