Singapore

Man jailed for sex with girl,12

An odd-job labourer was yesterday jailed 12 months for having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

Xavier Lee Wei Jie, 24, got to know the girl through mutual friends on March 17. The girl, a Secondary 1 student, was meeting her friends at West Mall in Bukit Batok.

She cannot be named because of a gag order to protect her identity.

Later that night, Lee invited the girl to his flat, also in Bukit Batok, and she agreed.

They arrived between 2am and 3am, and spent some time talking in Lee's bedroom where they started to get intimate.

Lee suggested that they have sex, but the girl was reluctant. He managed to persuade her to change her mind and they had sex in his room.

The girl later told her family about the incident and her mother made a police report on March 29.

When asked by the judge if he had anything to say, Lee said: "I'm sorry".- Elizabeth Law

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