Sex for grades case: Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang a free man

Sex for grades case: Former law professor Tey Tsun Hang a free man
Former professor Tey Tsun Hang exits Selarang Park Community Supervision Centre on a hired cab after having his electronic tag removed on Oct 5, 2013. High Court Justice Woo Bih Li also questioned why Mr Tey told Ms Darinne Ko he had no money to pay for the abortion in 2010 when he was working for NUS.

SINGAPORE - The 42-year-old reported to the Selarang Park Community Supervision Centre on Saturday morning to have his electronic tag removed. This after serving the last few weeks of a five-month jail term on home detention.


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Previously reported in The Straits Times on Sep 18:

FORMER law professor Tey Tsun Hang  has been released from prison and will now serve the remainder of his five-month jail sentence in home detention.

His lawyer, Mr Peter Low, told The Straits Times that Tey’s release from Changi Prison yesterday afternoon came with two conditions: He would be allowed to leave home only between noon and 3pm, and he is not allowed to speak with the media.

Tey was found guilty in May of six counts of corruptly obtaining gifts and sex from former student Darinne Ko. He was then sentenced to five months’ jail in June.

In July, his lawyers filed appeals against his conviction and jail sentence, arguing that because Tey was in love with Ms Ko, a stiff fine for his offences would have sufficed. Tey maintained his innocence despite the court’s guilty verdict after a lengthy trial.

Mr Low said last night that he will submit the summary of their arguments by early next month, in time for the appeal to be heard later that month. Tey’s official release date is said to be Oct 5, if he is given a remission for good behaviour.

brynasim@sph.com.sg


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