76 year-old Bok Tin Fok was charged in court yesterday for molesting a pupil at a primary school in Hougang.
In court, prosecutors said that Bok had used criminal force on the girl, now aged 14, by kissing her on the lips outside a school hall, along a corridor near the staff room. This took place in 2013 when the girl was only 8 years old.
The following year, Bok committed the same act with the same girl outside the school library.
Bok’s lawyer Edmond Pereira told the court that his client, who was accompanied by family members, is likely to plead guilty and would apply for a medical report to be taken into consideration.
Bok is out on $10,000 bail. His passport has been impounded and he was told not to contact the alleged victim.
If convicted, he faces up to 5 years jail for molesting a person under the age of 14. His pre-trial conference is scheduled for 3rd August.