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 Zulkifriâ€™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