Spotted on STOMP and The New Paper today:
Man accused of raping 16-year-old student after posing as cop
An alleged rapist posed as a policeman in a bid to pressurise a 16-year-old girl into having sex with him, a court heard yesterday
According to a report from The Straits Times, Sivakumar Selvarajah, 41, threatened the teenager with arrest after catching her getting intimate with her boyfriend in a parked car, prosecutors claimed on the first day of his trial. After sending her lover away, he drove away with the girl in his own vehicle before allegedly raping her on the back seat in broad daylight. She has testified in camera, which means behind closed doors.
Yesterday, the High Court heard that the young couple were at a Woodlands multi-storey carpark on the afternoon of July 16, 2010 when Selvarajah knocked on the car window. He shouted at them, told them to get out and threatened to charge them with having sex while the girl was aged only 16 and wearing her school uniform. Selvarajah took a picture of a condom her lover had thrown on the ground as “evidence”, the court heard.
He then gave the couple a choice – they could either come with him to the police station, or the boyfriend could return home on his own while Selvarajah took the girl home separately. Afraid that her parents would find out what had happened, the alleged victim – who is now 18 – followed the “policeman” to his vehicle, while her lover went home on his own. Once he was alone with the girl, Selvarajah drove out of the carpark and headed for the expressway.
He allegedly told her he was an officer from Jurong Police Headquarters and again threatened to charge her, warning that her future would be jeopardised. Selvarajah then “pressurised” the victim by saying she could either go straight to the police station or have sex with him, Deputy Public Prosecutor S. Sellakumaran said in his opening address. Afraid, she did as she was told. The “policeman” is then said to have molested her and made her perform a sex act on him before raping her on the back seat.
Selvarajah denies four charges, including impersonating an officer, rape and outrage of modesty.
Credits: STOMP Singapore
Disgusting and shameless behavior don’t you think so?