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A well known entrepreneur was given a jail sentence of almost ten years on Aug 5 after he was discovered responsible of two counts of sexual assault by penetration and two counts of outrage of modesty.
Norvan Tan, 26, the founder of the Beef Bro F&B chain and footwear retailer BlackOut, was moreover given eight strokes of the cane as half of his sentence.
Tan was discovered to have sexually assaulted the friend of his sister within the early morning hours of Dec 26, 2016. The lady, who was solely 19 at the moment, had been extremely intoxicated in the course of the assault.
His lawyer, Mr Amarjit Singh, has stated that Tan will attraction in opposition to the conviction.
Tan is at present out on bail of $95,000.
The lady had been out partying with Tan’s sister the evening earlier than the assault. When they arrived at Tan’s flat at round 5:40 am, he was there with two of his mates.
While Tan’s sister was speaking to his mates, the sufferer went to the toilet to vomit.
The sufferer stated that Tan then entered the toilet and kissed her, earlier than bringing her to a room and sexually assaulting her.
After this, she went again to the toilet to vomit once more, and Tan went to her and sodomized her.
CNA reported that she was so drunk that she fell twice when Tan tried to assist her up from the bathroom and that she couldn’t even discuss or change her garments.
The prosecutors argued that Tan, who was then 21, had been “fully cognisant” of how drunk the girl was and had “deliberately exploited” her vulnerability to “satiate his perverse sexual desires,” TODAY reported.
They added that he had not used a condom, which put the sufferer in danger for sexually transmitted illnesses.
The sufferer filed a police report the next day, Dec 27, 2016.
Tan’s semen was later discovered on a t-shirt the girl was sporting on the time of the assault. The defence stated that this may increasingly have come from the bathroom when she was vomiting, however High Court choose Ang Cheng Hock rejected this declare.
The choose underlined the sufferer’s intoxicated state and stated that he thought-about it an aggravating issue that made her susceptible to the assault.
He added that whereas her testimony and proof had been clear, Tan’s had been inconsistent.
Tan’s sister, who had earlier stated in textual content messages to the sufferer that Tan had admitted to having “fingered” the girl, later recanted this.
The lady’s identification has been blocked by a gag order for her safety.
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