Britons convicted of Singapore stag party sex assault

Khong Tam Thanh leaving Singapore's High Court last week

Three young British men who had sex with a woman in Singapore while she was drunk and unconscious have pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her.

Khong Tam Thanh, Le Michael and Vu Thai Son – all in their 20s – had originally been charged with rape.

But after a four-day trial at the city-state’s High Court, they admitted the lesser offence of sexual assault.

They face up to 10 years in jail and are due to be sentenced on Tuesday. Prosecutors asked for a prison sentence of between five and seven years.

They could also be caned – a punishment dating back to British colonial rule.

The trio had been visiting Singapore for a stag party in September when they met the 23-year-old victim at a popular night spot.

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The men were in Singapore for a stag party

She agreed to have sex with one of their friends, another British citizen, who took her to his hotel room.

After they had finished having sex, Khong, 22, and Le and Vu, both 24, took turns to enter the room and have sex with the woman as she lay drunk and unconscious.

As Le was assaulting her, she woke up.

Khong and Vu were working as beauticians in the UK. Le is unemployed.

Letters apologising to the victim were read by the men’s lawyers.

“(Khong) was rash, he was reckless, and now he regrets it,” his lawyer, Shashi Nathan, told the court.

He also offered the victim SG$5,000 (£2,800) in compensation, which the woman has accepted, prosecutors said. – Sky News

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