Indian origin man in Singapore gets jail term

Singapore, April 26 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian origin former drama teacher has been sentenced to one year in jail by a Singapore court after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a partner under the age of 16.

Aravind S. Menon, 25, was charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl on three occasions in May and July, 2009, The Straits Times reported.

The accused, then aged 20, was working voluntarily as a drama teacher in a school when the girl joined the drama society in 2008.

According to the report, the girl grew close to Menon and the two ended up having sex in 2009.

However, the student's parents got suspicious when they saw text messages from Menon to their daughter in her cellphone and warned the school. The school then sacked Menon.

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