Singapore — A 50-year-old teacher was charged in court on Thursday with three counts of molesting a 16-year-old student in a school in Singapore, according to reports.
The male teacher is alleged to have rubbed the back of the female student on the left shoulder and on the waist area from outside her school uniform top on the premises of the school on July 26 of this year.
The school is reportedly in the eastern part of Singapore, but is not being named in order to protect the identity of the victim.
The teacher indicated to the court that he wished to engage a lawyer, and he was given until December 12 to do so, reported The Straits Times.
If convicted, he could face a jail term of up to two years and/or fined on each molestation charge.
This is the second case in the past ten days that the media has reported of a teacher in Singapore being accused of molesting students, both of which allegedly took place on the school premises.
On November 25, the trial opened of a 33-year-old primary school teacher accused of molesting four boy students.
In that case, the male teacher allegedly committed the acts on eight separate occasions in 2011 and 2012.
The acts are reportedly of hugging and kissing the boys, and of touching one on his private parts, which occurred in a school in the west of Singapore.