The past few weeks have been extremely heart-breaking to witness the allegations brought forth by multiple sexual harassment victims and it has indeed been frustrating to even read news about social media influencers explicitly slut-shaming women on their respective social media platforms. It’s sad to say that many perpetrators run scot-free without experiencing any charges against them.
However, today, former DJ Dee Kosh was charged in court with multiple offences including sexual exploitation of a young person and making obscene films. He was handed 7 charges in total and these include, communicating with a minor for the purpose of obtaining sexual services, sexually exploiting a young person, making and possessing an obscene film!
Dee Kosh, or Darryl Ian Koshy, based on the charge sheets, has also been accused of offering a 16-year-old boy up to S$2,000 in February 2017 just for him to perform a sex act on the minor involved. Not only that, he has offered a 17-year-old boy S$1,000 for the teen to perform oral sex on him. In terms of the obscene films produced, both those films, named “00001” and “00007” respectively, were made at a flat in Woodlands between 2016 and 2017.
The flat also contains 23 obscene videos that are part of Dee’s possessions. In regards to this, the YouTuber was offered a bail of S$20,000 and is set to return to court next month. Dee, who rose to fame on his YouTube channel, denied all allegations at first however, he then addressed them in an Instagram post in August last year, saying he would be “taking the necessary steps to clear this all up”.
Dee, if proven guilty would be jailed of up to five years, fined up to S$10,000, or both under the Children and Young Persons Act for sexual exploitation of a young person. Apart from that, if he’s found guilty of communication for the purpose of obtaining sexual services of a minor, he could be jailed for up to two years and fined.
But, we’re not done yet! The penalties for making an obscene film are a jail term of up to two years and a fine of between S$20,000 and S$40,000. The punishment for possessing obscene films are a maximum of six months jail, a fine of up to S$20,000, or both. That’s surely going to cost him a lot of money.
Nevertheless, we hope perpetrators such as Dee would be held accountable for their actions and hopefully, justice would be served.
Source: Channel News Asia