SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old jobless man who forced his wife to prostitute herself to pay for their baby son's diapers and milk powder was sentenced to 25½ years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane on Tuesday (Feb 19).
He also admitted to forcing his six-year-old daughter to perform oral sex on him, as well as undressing, kissing and fondling his 13-year-old niece.
"You are a monster," said High Court judge Chan Seng Onn in sentencing the man.
"The sordid sexual depravity of his transgressions is unprecedented and involves him sexually exploiting the three most vulnerable women in his life - whom he had every responsibility to protect," said the judge, citing the prosecution's submissions.
The case was described by prosecutors as the "first case of its kind" and the most aggravated case of human trafficking in Singapore.
The man regularly inflicted violence on his 28-year-old wife and emotionally harangued her to ensure that she fulfilled a daily quota.