SINGAPORE - They had been in a "relationship" for nearly a year, but had never met.
The 20-year-old man and his 16-year-old girlfriend did, however, call each other daily and even exchanged text messages every hour.
When they finally met on one torrid afternoon in July 2010, lust got the better of them. They had sex in the boyfriend's car twice.
And oral sex three times.
But they will remember that day, July 16, for a different reason.
The girl, then in Secondary 4, was allegedly raped by Sivakumar Selvarajah, who posed as a police officer, soon after the tryst.
Her former boyfriend, who is now 23, told the court on Wednesday that they met online in 2009, but never got the chance to meet initially.
The boyfriend cannot be named as there is a gag order protecting the girl's identity.