S’porean paedophile asks another pervert about overseas trip for sex with children

S’porean paedophile asks another pervert about overseas trip for sex with children
Chan Chun Hong leaving the State Courts on 6 February 2015. He faces 145 charges for commercial sex tour to Cambodia, which he allegedly organized for Singaporean, and transmitting obscene photographs and a video of young girls.

SINGAPORE - The Singaporean man, Chan Chun Hong, who had boasted of having sex with underage girls in the region, was nabbed with damning pictures and video clips of children having sex with adults.

Cornered, he claimed that he wanted to win the trust of paedophiles online so they could be punished in their countries.

But as the police here dug deeper, they found a man who treated young girls like goods that he could "da bao" (Mandarin for takeaway food) back to his hotel room for sex.

Chan, 31, pleaded guilty to 12 charges of various child sex-related offences, including organising a sex tour to Cambodia, in the State Courts yesterday.

He admitted to seven counts of electronically distributing child pornography, three counts of promoting commercial sex with a minor outside Singapore, and one count each of facilitating commercial sex with a minor outside Singapore and possession of obscene films.

Chan is the first here to be convicted of organising a commercial sex tour overseas and distributing information intended to promote paid sex with a minor outside Singapore.

He was initially slapped with 145 charges of various child pornography and child sex-related offences. The other charges will be taken into consideration during sentencing.

The details that emerged from Chan's case in court were horrific.

They told the story of how a Singaporean paedophile tapped into a greater network of like-minded individuals around the world and how he made short trips around the region to satisfy his deviant urges.

After he was arrested at Changi Airport on March 1 last year, Chan claimed to police officers that he started researching child sex crimes and abuse in 2009.

He said he was trying to establish a relationship with paedophiles and hoped to meet them in South-east Asia so they could be arrested by the relevant authorities for child prostitution.

ADDICTED

But he soon found himself addicted to child pornography.

During his second evaluation at the Institute of Mental Health, Chan was diagnosed with paedophilia.

He went to various online platforms where similar individuals contacted each other and shared graphic videos and pictures of sex with minors.

In 2011, he set up a new e-mail account just to send and receive child pornography.

His e-mail exchanges show that he sent 153 obscene photos and 16 obscene videos on seven occasions between Dec 5 and Dec 10 in 2011.

Many of them have young girls engaging in various sex acts with adults.

Based on the file names of the obscene photographs and the appearance of the girls, some could be as young as two years old.

In his e-mails to other users on the platform where photos and videos are shared, Chan asked for images of girls specifically from below 10 to 12 years old.

He clearly enjoyed what he was doing, enthusiastically giving feedback to fellow users when he liked what they had posted.

And it did not matter to him if the girls in the clips were suffering from the abuse.

He wrote in one e-mail: "Too bad the screams and her shouts are being dubbed by the techno music..."

Chan also asked for more graphic videos depicting "penetration". Evidence shown in court documents detailed what sort of sex acts he preferred.

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