3 suspects went on trial in Singapore yesterday (Tuesday, 1st August) for gang-raping a 23-year-old Malaysian woman after she became drunk and unconscious.
The incident took place last September when the woman, who works as a marketing and corporate communications officer in Malaysia, met a friend of the 3 suspects while partying at Zouk Club Singapore.
During that fateful night, she agreed to hook up with Ahn Viet Trinh (also known as Richard) at his room in Carlton Hotel. After their consensual sex, the woman fell asleep. Ahn had apparently left his room to allow his other 3 friends (also British citizens of Vietnamese descent) – named Khong Tam Thanh, 22, Le Michael, 24, and Vu Thai Son, 24 – to take turns raping her while she was still unconscious.
Acording to reports, Khong and Vu had forcibly penetrated her private parts with their fingers. When it was Le’s turn, the victim woke up while the assault was going on. CCTV footage evidence from the hotel showed the alleged rape taking place. Word on the street is that Le’s mobile phone, which contains messages about him boasting about having sex with the victim, had also been confiscated as part of the evidence.
The Britons are currently under trial. If found guilty, they can face up to 20 years in jail and caning.