Elena Chong – Straits Times
An unemployed Singapore man was jailed for three-and-a-half years on Friday for having sex with a minor, breaking and entering and theft.
Zulkifri Said, 23, admitted to having sex on two occasions with a 13-year-old girl.
He also admitted breaking into the Calvary Bible Presbyterian Church in Toa Ching Road with Muhammad Herwan Abdul Hamzah, 22, on March 4 this year and stealing property totaling $1,470. Herwan was sentenced to two-and-a-half years.
A district court heard that Zulkifri and the underage victim came to know each other via Facebook in 2010. They became a couple not long after, and were in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship for eight months.
But they remained friends, and would occasionally meet each other.
Sometime between Nov. 2010 and February last year, they met and had sex on a staircase landing at a Housing Board block in Toa Payoh.
Sometime in February last year, the couple met again and spent the night at Zulkifri’s house. The next day, the minor followed him to another staircase landing in Jurong, where they had intercourse again.
Several days later the on-again off-again couple had a quarrel, and the young girl took an unknown number of pills. She was hospitalized, and a social worker reported the underage sex case to police.
Reprinted courtesy of Straits Times