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Six months’ jail for blind man who molested teen (ChannelNewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: A blind man has been sentenced to six months’ jail for molesting a teenager who offered to help him cross the road.
Ramli Salleh, 39, took advantage of the 14-year-old teen, who offered to help him when the teen saw him standing at a traffic junction in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 at about 10pm in September 2012.
The accused told him he wanted to go to the washroom. So, the teenager brought him to a toilet at a coffeeshop nearby.
Ramli dragged the teen into the toilet cubicle, and touched and rubbed his face on the teen’s groin.
Teacher fined S$6,000 for theft in school (ChannelNewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: A teacher has been fined S$6,000 for theft. 22-year-old Feng Tian Tian, who is from China, admitted that she had stolen S$719 in cash and an iPhone 4S from seven people at the teachers’ lounge in Woodgrove Secondary School.
She committed the offences between March and August 2012.
The prosecution proceeded with three of eight theft charges.
Feng, who had been teaching Mandarin in the school, would pretend to be unwell and skip the morning assembly. She would then go to the teachers’ lounge to steal.
In mitigation, Feng’s lawyer said his client was selected to take part in a teachers’ award scheme organised by China and Singapore’s education ministry. Under the programme, talented young teachers from China are posted to secondary schools here on a one-year stint.