Beef Bro’s Norvan Tan will get 9+ years’ jail & caning for sexual assault of his sister’s drunk buddy
A well known entrepreneur was given a jail sentence of practically ten years on Aug 5 after he was discovered responsible of two counts of sexual assault by penetration and two counts of shock of modesty.
Norvan Tan, 26, the founding father of the Beef Bro F&B chain and footwear retailer BlackOut, was moreover given eight strokes of the cane as a part of his sentence.
Tan was discovered to have sexually assaulted the buddy of his sister within the early morning hours of Dec 26, 2016. The girl, who was solely 19 at the moment, had been extremely intoxicated throughout the assault.
His lawyer, Mr Amarjit Singh, has mentioned that Tan will enchantment towards the conviction.
Tan is at present out on bail of $95,000.
The girl had been out partying with Tan’s sister the night time earlier than the assault. When they arrived at Tan’s flat at round 5:40 am, he was there with two of his mates.
While Tan’s sister was speaking to his mates, the sufferer went to the lavatory to vomit.
The sufferer mentioned that Tan then entered the lavatory and kissed her, earlier than bringing her to a room and sexually assaulting her.
After this, she went again to the lavatory to vomit once more, and Tan went to her and sodomized her.
CNA reported that she was so drunk that she fell twice when Tan tried to assist her up from the bathroom and that she couldn’t even speak or change her garments.
The prosecutors argued that Tan, who was then 21, had been “fully cognisant” of how drunk the lady was and had “deliberately exploited” her vulnerability to “satiate his perverse sexual desires,” TODAY reported.
They added that he had not used a condom, which put the sufferer in danger for sexually transmitted ailments.
The sufferer filed a police report the next day, Dec 27, 2016.
Tan’s semen was later discovered on a t-shirt the lady was sporting on the time of the assault. The defence mentioned that this may occasionally have come from the bathroom when she was vomiting, however High Court decide Ang Cheng Hock rejected this declare.
The decide underlined the sufferer’s intoxicated state and mentioned that he thought-about it an aggravating issue that made her weak to the assault.
He added that whereas her testimony and proof had been clear, Tan’s had been inconsistent.
Tan’s sister, who had earlier mentioned in textual content messages to the sufferer that Tan had admitted to having “fingered” the lady, later recanted this.
The girl’s identification has been blocked by a gag order for her safety.
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