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     FrontPage Edition: Tue 17 May 2005

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Singaporeans engaging in sex with minors overseas

Source: www.mha.gov.sg

 

Senior Minister of State's reply to Parliamentary Question for MHA during Parliament Sitting on 16 May 2005 on whether the Government is aware of Singaporeans who go overseas to engage in sex with minors and how many cases have come to the attention of the authorities
Ms Eunice Elizabeth Olsen:
To ask the Minister for Home Affairs if the Government is aware of Singaporeans who go overseas to engage in sex with minors and, if so, how many cases have come to the attention of the authorities.
SMS A/P Ho Peng Kee:
Based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), there have been 3 cases of Singaporeans arrested overseas for sexual offences involving persons under 16 years of age between the period 1994 and April 2005.
MFA is notified when Singaporeans arrested overseas for such offences seek assistance from our overseas missions, or when the foreign law enforcement agencies choose to inform our overseas missions of such cases.
However, not all overseas cases of child-sex offences by Singaporeans may be brought to the attention of our overseas missions by the local authorities.

More.....

MHA's letter to ST on child sex offences committed by Singaporeans overseas
MHA's letter to TODAY on child sex offences committed by Singaporeans overseas
Reply to Ms Susan Long's article "Shock would-be child sex tourists into saying no", 3 June 2005

Source: Ministry of Home Affairs Press Release 16 May 2005

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