Police looking into false claim in All Singapore Stuff article that victim dissuaded from making report

They will not hesitate to take action.

Belmont Lay | March 2, 2017 @ 01:20 pm

The Singapore police have issued a statement to clarify that an online article claiming they “did not take any action” after a report involving underage sex was made is untrue.

In a statement on Wednesday, March 1, they have also requested that the website, All Singapore Stuff, provide information on the contributor of the article.

The All Singapore Stuff article has since been deleted, but a cached version can be found here.

The article was supposedly written by a 16-year-old Institute of Technical Education (ITE) student.

She said she grew depressed when she discovered that the boy she was “duped” into having sex with at the age of 14 was found to be her schoolmate.

The article included a police report number. The girl said she filed a police report at the time but the police did not take action and advised her to drop the case.

She also claimed that her school principal did not take her seriously.

The police said they will not hesitate to take action against the persons involved if the allegations are found to be false.

This is not the first time the All Singapore Stuff website has had a brush with the police.

In November 2016, the site posted a hoax that the roof at Punggol Waterway Terraces had collapsed.

The Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force went to the scene to investigate

The Housing and Development Board debunked the report with a post on Facebook which said: “TGIF, it’s time to relax! But don’t be fooled by an online hoax … Doesn’t its roof remind you of the terraced rice fields of Asia?”

It added that it would inform police about the hoax.

 

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