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18 Years Detention, 12 Lashes For Indian-Origin Sex Offender In Singapore

18 Years Detention, 12 Lashes For Indian-Origin Sex Offender In Singapore

Preventive detention is imposed on offenders in an effort to shield the general public from them.


An Indian-origin repeat intercourse offender was sentenced to 18 years of preventive detention and 12 strokes for the sexual assault of a maid in Singapore, a media report stated on Tuesday.

Preventive detention is imposed on recalcitrant offenders in an effort to shield the general public from them.

Mark Kalaivanan Tamilarasan, 44, had contested and was convicted of 4 fees of aggravated sexual assault, home trespass to commit sexual assault, outrage of modesty and impersonation of a public servant, reported Channel Information Asia.

Known as a repeat intercourse offender, he had damaged right into a flat in July 2017 whereas intoxicated and attacked a maid who was ironing garments, earlier than sexually assaulting her.

This was shortly after being launched from 16 years’ of jail for rape fees.

Deputy Public Prosecutors Chew Xin Ying and Sheldon Lim had pushed for the utmost of 20 years’ preventive detention for Kalaivanan, after a report discovered him appropriate for such a punishment. Nonetheless, on the final sentencing listening to in February, Kalaivanan’s uncle had requested to deal with the courtroom, earlier than pleading in emotive language for the courtroom to impose a gag order on his nephew’s id.

He additionally claimed that he had seen his nephew in jail and that he had proven regret. On account of this, Justice Pang Khang Chau ordered for one more preventive detention suitability report back to be ready earlier than giving his sentence.

The second report had the identical conclusions, and the prosecution maintained their place in asking for 20 years’ preventive detention for Kalaivanan.

They objected to the defence’s request for the sentence to be backdated to consider Kalaivanan’s six years in remand, saying that preventive detention was completely different from remand.

On Monday, Kalaivanan’s uncle once more requested to talk.

Defence lawyer Foo Ho Chew stated his consumer is represented and something must be stated by means of authorized counsel.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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