SINGAPORE - He was her religious teacher and was asked by her mother to bring her home from school every day.
One day, instead of doing so, Zainal Abidin Mayuni took the 13-year-old girl to his flat in Hougang, where he sexually abused her.
On Friday, the 45-year-old technician was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to five counts of sexual penetration of a minor between 2010 and 2011.
At the last hearing, the court heard that Zainal Abidin taught the victim Muqaddam (basic Quranic verses) reading from 2006 to 2007.
In 2010, the victim's mother sought his help to bring the victim home from school every day as she had poor health.
He took the victim back to his flat instead one day in late April, when his wife and daughter were not at home, and committed the offence, according to investigations. The victim and he agreed to have anal sex after she had turned down his request for sexual intercourse. After the act, he gave her $10 for transport and school expenses.
The following month, Zainal Abidin met her at her school and gave her $10 to take a taxi to his flat as he did not bring along an extra helmet for his motorcycle.
At his home, he committed sexual acts with her again.