Girl attacked at home: Rapist fails in appeal
Published on May 24, 2012
By Selina Lum
A rapist who met his victim through a 'making friends' column in a teen magazine has had his appeal dismissed.
Wang Jianbin, 25, attacked the schoolgirl in her bedroom after fighting off a male friend of hers who tried to stop him.
He later challenged his sentence of 13 years of jail and 15 strokes of the cane, but it was upheld on Wednesday by the Court of Appeal.
Justice Chao Hick Tin said it was a horrendous case that was unusual, as the rapist had gone to the victim's home and attacked her in the presence of others.
Read the full story in Thursday's edition of The Straits Times.