Retired doctor charged with underage sex

Retired doctor charged with underage sex

SINGAPORE - A RETIRED gynaecologist was charged in court on Tuesday with underage sex and committing indecent acts on a 14-year-old.

Ong Theng Kiat, 63, faces a total of 13 charges under the Penal Code and Children and Young Persons Act.

He is alleged to have committed the first indecent act and sexual abuse of the girl in his car parked at Bukit Brown Cemetery in Lorong Halwa on Sept 6, 2011.

A few hours later, he drove her to Balestier Hotel where he allegedly committed two consensual sexual offences with the minor and one indecent act.

In the same month, Ong allegedly committed five more sexual offences and indecent acts with the girl in his car at Bukit Brown Cemetery. The last three offences committed early last year also took place in his car there.

Ong indicated through his lawyer Subhas Anandan that he would like to plead guilty.

The Straits Times understands that he retired early this year. He had more than 30 years of experience in the profession and ran his practice at Gleneagles Medical Centre and Tanjong Katong Road.

Mr Anandan told District Judge Kessler Soh that Ong was anxious to dispose of the case. He tendered a psychiatric report and said his client suffers from a condition which has a "causal link" to the offences.

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