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Filipino jailed for having sex with girl, 15

A Filipino healthcare assistant was jailed for 12 months yesterday for having sex with a 15-year-old girl he came to know through social networking app WeChat.

Ray Reuven Roche Carbolido, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual penetration of a minor, with two other charges taken into consideration.

The court heard that he had sent her a chat request on March 19 this year and, while chatting, asked if she wanted to have sex. She agreed and went to his home in Ang Mo Kio that evening.

He was arrested after KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital lodged a “case of sexual related incident” to the police on April 1. He could have been jailed for up to 10 years and /or fined.

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