SINGAPORE - A car dealer befriended an 11-year-old girl and had consensual unprotected sex with her on two occasions.
Li Jixian, 25, pleaded guilty on Thursday (Nov 22) to two counts of sexually penetrating the underage Vietnamese girl and was sentenced to three years' jail.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Asoka Markandu said the Singaporean got to know the girl via social media platform WeChat in April 2016.
After chatting for a few days, they met for the first time later that month at a shelter beside a playground near the girl's home in the eastern part of Singapore.
The DPP said: "The accused recalled that in their first encounter, they had walked around, chatted, hugged and kissed each other on the lips. After that day, they continued to stay in touch via WeChat."