A youth was sentenced to probation and community service yesterday after conspiring with his girlfriend to pressure a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook into having sex with him.
Alistair Pow Jun Hao resorted to the scheme because his own girlfriend rejected his frequent requests for sex and only consented once a month.
Pow, 19, turned to Facebook and found the 13-year-old victim through a mutual friend, and invited her to his flat in February last year to "chat as well as watch movies".
After the girl refused a request for sex, Pow hatched the plot with his girlfriend to pressure the victim.
Pow called his girlfriend using his mobile phone, and she pretended to be a male friend.
She told the girl in a "coarse" voice that she would stop being pals with Pow if the girl refused him sex.
Pow then said his friendship with the "male" friend would "sour" and that it would also affect the relationship between him and the girl if she did not agree to have sex.
The girl said she would "think about it" and eventually relented.
She asked him later if he loved her. Pow nodded and said he would not leave her, court documents state.