Teen sexually abuses younger sister to get back at parents
Parents went to US to study, left son with grandparents for years
Sexual curiosity and vengeance took a teenager to a shocking level of depravity. He did the unthinkable to get back at his parents.
The sexually curious teen forced his younger sister, who was about nine, to perform oral sex on him.
About a year later, the then 16-year-old digitally penetrated her on a sofa at home.
The Malaysian, who is a Singapore permanent resident, pleaded guilty in court yesterday to one count of sexually penetrating his sibling without her consent.
To protect the victim's identity, the slim and fair-complexioned youth, now 18, cannot be named.
Three other charges for similar offences will be taken into consideration during sentencing.
Dressed in a black T-shirt and dark trousers, he kept his head bowed in the dock throughout the proceedings.
For the first seven years of his life, he was raised by his grandparents here as his parents had gone to the US to study.
They returned to Singapore in 2004 with his then two-year-old sister.
8 YEARS LATER
But he never forgave his parents for leaving him behind and struck about eight years later in their flat in the western part of Singapore.
Sometime between 2011 and 2012, he made his sister perform oral sex on him. He also got her to touch his private parts with her hands.
When their parents found out about these incidents, they decided to keep the siblings apart as much as possible.
Court papers did not mention if they told the authorities about the cases.
Despite his parents' efforts, he struck again when he was alone with the girl.
On Sept 26, 2013, the girl fell ill and stayed alone at home to rest.
She was watching TV on a sofa in the living room when he returned from school and tried to talk to her. He apologised for having torn a box belonging to her.
When she ignored him, he groped her breasts and digitally penetrated her.
Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Gabriel Choong said the girl tried to push his hand away and told him to go away but to no avail.
Her brother relented only after she repeated herself. He then told her not to tell anyone about what he had done.
The incident came to light only five days later when a school counsellor asked the girl about her home environment.
DPP Choong said: "The accused had committed the offence both out of sexual curiosity and out of vengeance against his family.
"The accused has a poor relationship with his parents and begrudges them for leaving him in the care of his grandparents while they went to the US to study."
On Nov 21, 2013, Dr Parvathy Pathy from the Child Guidance Clinic interviewed the girl and was told that she felt sad and angry about her brother's acts.
The child was also afraid that he would hurt her again.
The teen was assessed to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.
He could face probation, jail or a stint at reformative training (RT) as Judge Mathew Joseph called for pre-sentence probation and RT reports.He will be sentenced on Sept 25.
For sexually penetrating his sister, he can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.
"The accused had committed the offence both out of sexual curiosity and out of vengeance against his family."
- Deputy Public Prosecutor Gabriel Choong