In March last year, a PRC-born Ministry of Education (MOE) Chinese language teacher, Mr. Du Tao, lured a 12 year-old girl to his Punggol flat and sexually penetrated her with his fingers.
For this act, the former Naval Base Primary School teacher was charged in court today, along with 3 additional charges of allegedly trying to kiss and hug the girl, touch her breasts and perform a sex act on her. He was also charged with trying to force the young girl to perform a sex act on him.
According to the Naval Base Primary School website, Du Tao was the Community Involvement Programme representative for the Chinese Language department. He was also tagged in some photos still openly available on the Naval Base Primary School Facebook page.
Du’s case has been postponed to 13th July. He says he intends to hire a lawyer and is currently out on $15,000 bail.
He faces up to 10 years in jail, a fine or both for sexually penetrating a minor. For the charge of sexual exploitation of a child, he faces up to 5 years jail, a fine of $10,000 or both.