Only last year Muhammad Nor Aszroy Zaidon had been let off with a stern conditional 12- month warning not to re-offend after he had sex with a minor.
But this was breached in less than two months, and yesterday he was back in court facing nine charges.
According to a report in The Straits Times, the chubby student admitted to three counts of having sex with a minor, plus one of helping a loan shark. His four victims, including one he tried to have sex with, were aged between 12 and 14, though the prosecution proceeded on only three. None can be identified.
Asked by Community Court Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan why he had repeated the offence, the youngster replied that he did not use his brain. The judge said: “Maybe your brain is not up there but down there. You have destroyed the lives of four young girls.”
He postponed sentencing to July 24, pending pre-sentence and Reformative Training Centre reports. Deputy Public Prosecutor Nicholas Khoo said Aszroy was given the warning on May 30 last year with the condition that he not re-offend within the next 12 months, after he was arrested for having sex with a 12-year-old girl he had met on Facebook.
Despite not having met her yet, he asked if she would be his girlfriend within two weeks of them chatting. She agreed. He met the Primary 6 pupil in October 2011 and took her to a staircase landing in Clementi Avenue 5 where they sniffed glue and had sex.
In July and August last year, he had sex with two more girls, aged 13 and 14, at the 13th floor staircase landing of his block at Teck Whye Lane.