Lecturer sent nude photos of ex-student

A 50-year-old lecturer who was in an intimate relationship with a former student was dismayed when he found out that she had dumped him for a younger man.

Consumed by a need for revenge, Low Peng Hu, an Institute of Technical Education lecturer, sent seven nude photographs of his former lover, with captions, to her parents together with an anonymous letter that casted aspersions on the young couple.

For that act, which the court described as "despicable and cowardly", the father of a teenage girl was jailed three weeks yesterday on one charge under a section of the Penal Code for distribution of obscene materials.

Low had admitted to sending the obscene photographs and the letter in November last year. The photographs were taken when he was in a three-year relationship with the 24-year-old victim.

In the letter, he claimed to be an HIV-infected former gay partner of the victim's boyfriend. It warned that the victim was at risk of contracting the disease.

Low also maligned the boyfriend in the letter, saying that the boyfriend wanted to get the victim pregnant and "inherit her parents' money and properties".

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nicholas Khoo told the court earlier that Low first knew the victim at the ITE where he was teaching.

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