A 40-year-old man, Ong Soon Heng, has been found guilty of abducting and raping a drunk 22-year-old restaurant intern, whom he had driven back to his house and had sex with, while she was unconscious.
The incident happened on Jul 24, 2014 between 4am and 6.30am, at a private apartment at Hume Heights, along Bukit Timah Road, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao.
The accused faced one charge of abduction and rape each but had pleaded not guilty, citing that he was in a relationship with the victim.
The High Court rejected Ong’s account that the victim had given consent to having sex with him on the day of the incident, with the judicial commissioner stating, “the existence of any such relationship could not overcome the overwhelming evidence of the condition of the complainant, which ruled out consent.”
This was backed up by test results which showed that the victim’s blood alcohol content was between 210.50mg and 254.50mg per 100ml of blood, during the time of incident, and was highly unlikely to have given consent to the accused.
The case has even adjourned to September 13, to allow both plaintiff and defence to prepare their sentencing arguments.
Ong is currently out on $60,000 bail. – ANN