Reformative training for teen sex offenders

Reformative training for teen sex offenders

A teen who had sex with three underage girls he befriended on Facebook was sentenced to reformative training on Wednesday.

Muhammad Nor Aszroy Zaidon, who turns 17 today, was convicted of three charges of consensual sex with three girls aged 12, 13 and 14.

He was also convicted of helping a loan shark by opening a savings account and handing over his bank ATM card to the man's runner for his illegal business.

Aszroy faced nine charges in all.

A Community Court heard that he had underage sex with a Primary 6 pupil in October 2011, but was let off with a stern warning in May last year, provided he did not re-offend within 12 months.

But two months later, he was back to his old ways.

He got to know a 13-year-old girl on Facebook and had sex with her on a staircase landing at his Teck Whye Lane block.

He committed a similar offence with a 14-year-old at his home in August that year.

The prosecution on Wednesday sought a term of reformative training, saying Aszroy lacked supervision from his care-givers and did not have empathy with his victims.

His conduct in school was also poor and he did not get along with his father and stepmother. Community Court Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan agreed and ordered Aszroy to undergo a period of reformative training.

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