Singapore law prof gets prison time in sex-for-grades corruption case
Posted Jun 3, 2013 12:03 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A former law professor at the National University of Singapore will go to prison in an alleged sex-for-grades corruption case.
Tey Tsun Hang was sentenced to five months in prison after he was convicted on corruption charges, according to Bloomberg News, the Straits Times, Agence France Press and Channel NewsAsia. He was accused of corruption for having sex with the student and accepting gifts from her, including a Montblanc pen, an iPod and tailored shirts.
Judge Tan Siong Thye said Tey “clearly and systematically took advantage of his student.” Tan said Tey used his position of power and charm to have sex with the student, but told her to “get rid of the baby” when she became pregnant, Channel NewsAsia says.
Police said Tey had confessed to boosting the student’s grades, but Tey retracted the statement at trial, according to the Bloomberg account.
Tey is free on bail and has already filed an appeal, according to Channel NewsAsia.