Gynae, 63, gave girl, 14, morning-after pills after sex

Gynae, 63, gave girl, 14, morning-after pills after sex
Ong Theng Kiat told the girl he was 40 when they first met.

SINGAPORE - She was 14 when she signed up on a dating website, giving her age as 18. Her profile mentioned that she was looking for "guys".

One of the "guys" who responded to her said he was a 40-year-old man who worked in stocks. In truth, he was a 61-year-old gynaecologist.

Even after she told him her real age and despite the fact that he was old enough to be her grandfather, he went on to have sex with her on four occasions from September 2011, to early last year.

Ong Theng Kiat, now 63, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of having sexual intercourse with the underage girl.

Eleven similar charges involving the same girl will be taken into consideration during sentencing.

The first time Ong had unprotected sex with the girl on Sept 6, 2011, he gave her two "morning-after" pills afterwards to prevent her from getting pregnant.

The court heard that he had taken the contraceptives from his clinic at Gleneagles Medical Centre and they would not have been readily available to his victim without a prescription.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Sharmila Sripathy-Shanaz told the court that after the girl signed up on the dating website in July 2011, she received a message from Ong and they started chatting via text messages.

On Sept 2, she told him in a message that she was only 14. But that did not stop Ong, who has a 30-year-old daughter and a 26-year-old son, from pursuing her.

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