The year-old pleaded guilty in a court on Monday May 17 to two charges of sexual penetration of a minor. Another three charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing. He cannot be named due to gag orders protecting the identities of the victims, as well as the Children and Young Persons Act, which forbids the naming of an accused under
But while they were hanging out after school, the teenager sexually assaulted the girl after she had rejected his advances. The following year, he again used Instagram to chat with another girl, who was only 11 at the time, and got her to perform a sex act on him.
Now 18, the teenager pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of sexually penetrating a minor under the age of A third similar charge was taken into consideration by District Judge May Mesenas, who called for a probation suitability report. He had added the first victim on Instagram in They met up occasionally but were never in a romantic relationship, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Darren Sim. That year, they agreed to hang out after school, and the boy contacted a person, who agreed to let the boy enter his flat.
But while she was lying on a bed with her eyes closed, the teen climbed onto the bed and sexually penetrated her, even though she attempted to push him away.
The teen then connected with the second victim in Julyand they met up on Aug 15 that year at a block in Circuit Road. He took the year-old girl to a vacant unit he had stumbled upon ly and asked her to perform a sex act on him.
The girl agreed. The incident then came to light in March last year when the first victim was admitted to hospital for low mood and active thoughts of suicide.
DPP Sim had urged Judge Mesenas to call for both a probation and a reformative training suitability report. But the judge agreed with defence counsel Ramesh Tiwary's request for her to call for just a probation report first.
Mr Tiwary said the teenager was on a day release scheme for unrelated drug offences, but had to serve four more months in the Drug Rehabilitation Centre because he was charged with the sexual offences, and had since learnt a bitter lesson.
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