By Faris – January 18th, 2011
For a month, a full-time NSman and a young underaged teen had unprotected sex. Now the young girl is revealed to have contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
On Monday, full-time national servicemen, Eben Pua Kok Kiang, 20, admitted in the Community Court to having sex with a then 14-year old girl in late 2009, reported The Straits Times.
It was revealed that the girl went to a doctor on Dec 30, 2009, complaining of pain when urinating. Upon hearing about her multiple sexual encounters, the doctor arranged for her to undergo urine and pregnancy tests. But fearing that he would inform the police, the girl left the clinic without giving a urine sample.
Nineteen days later, she was sent to hospital for a medical examination and diagnosed with chlamydia trachomatis.
Pua pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually penetrating the girl in his Jurong home on Oct 25 and Nov 23 in 2009. Three other similar charges will be considered when he is sentenced on Feb 21, pending a probation report.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Agnes Chan said Pua met the girl on Oct 23, 2009 through a mutual friend. He communicated with her via text messages and asked her to be his girlfriend.
Two days later, she went to his flat and they had consensual sex. They had sex again at his home on Nov 23. The court was told that Pua had been experiencing pain when urinating since late 2008.
Showing up in court in the company of a young pregnant woman and two unidentified men, he told judge Roy Neighbour in mitigation that he was young and foolish at the time.
“Now I feel sorry. I hope I’ll get a chance to see my baby and take care of my family,” he added.
However, DPP Chan highlighted the aggravating factors in the case, saying that the NSman had shown a callous attitude by engaging in unprotected sex with a minor. She said that in all likelihood, the teenager had caught chlamydia from him.
DPP Chan also told the court that when the girl had expressed fears of getting pregnant, Pua had told her callously that she could have an abortion.
The penalty for each offence is a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.
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