Singapore landmark ruling in transgender child abuse case

Singapore landmark ruling in transgender child abuse case
 

The highest court in Singapore has jailed a transgender man who is biologically female for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.
In April, a court ruled the defendant was a woman and issued an acquittal, saying only men could be convicted of penetrative sex with a minor.
But in a landmark judgment, the court of appeal overturned that ruling, saying the law was gender-neutral.
The defendant has now been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
Singaporean media have reported the case as the first time a woman has been convicted of the sexual abuse of a female child.
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10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
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