Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bogus Doctor Sexually Abused Young Girls

Ng Ban Keong, 55, former human resource manager, has pleaded guilty to charges of committing sexual offences that include outraging the modesty of underage girls, which includes a 10-year-old, two 11-year-old and a nine-year-old girls. It was revealed that he had made the nine-year-old girl perform oral sex for him. The incidents happened at Golden Landmark Shopping Centre, Clementi and Sims Drive.

In total, he had molested seven girls before he was arrested by the police in an ambush in June 2010.

Since 2004, this scammer targeted the primary school girls who were on their way to or from school. He would pretend to be a doctor and ask for direction. He was able to make his scam look convincing by carrying thermometer, surgical gloves and/or stethoscope along with him. Then, he pretended to help them to do "medical check-up" and took the chances to molest or sexually assault them.

This is not the first time such crime has been reported in Singapore. This is a despicable scam that would affect the children's growing-up progresses. The victims may start isolating from boys in future, or, even become curious of the opposite sex in the early age. There may also be other psychological effects.

This incident may have involved only female children, however, we would like to remind everyone that it could happen to male children as well.

Both schools and parents should play a part in educating their kids to take precaution against strangers and not leading or following them to other places alone. This is, of course, easier to be said than to be done.

Alas, do remember that if you have brought a child to this world, you have the responsibility to make sure he or her stays safe and happy.

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