26-year-old Yap Jun Cheng was sentenced to 14 years and 22 strokes of the rotan for assaulting a lady in 2013. At that time, the Malaysian lady was just 20 years of age and was in Singapore to search for work and a place to stay. Yap was then serving his NS in the SCDF.
Yap had been conversing with the girl on Facebook for quite a while before offering her tour around Singapore. During the meetup, he forces her to his home in Tampines where he sexually assaulted her twice and threatened to kill her.
He also forces her to cook for him without wearing anything. Later on, She attempted to escape but fail to do so as the door was broken.
She was also forced to have a meal with him after the assault before parting ways. She ran back to Malaysia but came back on the same day after relatives of her found out about the incident and told her to make a police report.
Yap has 11 more charges against him. His legal counsellor said he was repentant for his activities yet the occurrence had apparently left the casualty profoundly damaged.