Man gets jail, cane for robbing and raping woman near void deck
A cafe kitchen employee was jailed 17 years and ordered to be given 24 strokes of the cane on Thursday (May 28) for robbing and raping a woman in 2013.
Chang Kar Meng, 27, had snuck up on his victim, who was then working as a waitress, at about 1.30am on March 8, 2013, at her void deck as she was heading home after her shift.
He hit the back of her neck a few times and knocked her out.
After taking her watch, earrings and other belongings, he dragged her to a nearby grass patch where he took indecent photographs of her and touched her.
She then regained consciousness but had pretended to be unconscious because she was afraid.
Chang then raped her.
After he was done, he cleaned her up, carried her to a lift landing and left her on top of a discarded mattress.
Chang was arrested about half a year later at his Geylang East Avenue 1 residence.
He pleaded guilty to one count of rape and another count of robbery with hurt.
One other charge of possession of women's underwear and clothing suspected of being stolen was taken into consideration.
Read the full report in our print edition on May 29.