Ex-SCDF Lt-Col charged with harassing woman
Former SCDF Lt-Col charged with harassment
A former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Lieutenant-Colonel was charged with harassment in a district court yesterday.
Goh Wee Hong, 39, who is married with a child, is accused of making sexual advances through text messages to a woman and harassing her between Aug 27 and Aug 30 last year.
He faces one charge under the Protection of Harassment Act, which came into force in November 2014.
Goh allegedly asked the woman, who is in her 20s and cannot be named, to be "friends with benefits".
He allegedly harassed her on several occasions. The woman made a police report last September.
The New Paper learnt and first reported about this case in October.
Yesterday, Goh turned up in court and appeared calm as the charge was read to him.
Defence counsel Tan Hee Joek told the court that his client would be claiming trial and asked the prosecution for access to the text messages between Goh and the woman.
A pre-trial conference was scheduled for April 27.
An SCDF spokesman told TNP yesterday that Goh resigned on Nov 2 last year.
He also said: "The SCDF expects all its officers to uphold high standards of professionalism, discipline and integrity.
"Officers who commit offences will be charged in court and dealt with in accordance with the law."
If found guilty, Goh could be jailed up to a year and fined up to $5,000.
THE NEW PAPER, OCT 17, 2015