FOR a month, a full-time national serviceman had unprotected sex with a then 14-year-old girl, likely passing a sexually transmitted disease to her in the process.
On Monday, Eben Pua Kok Kiang, 20, admitted to having had sex with the underage girl in late 2009. He will be sentenced next month.
The girl went to a doctor on Dec 30, 2009, complaining of pain when urinating. When the doctor heard from her about her multiple sexual encounters, he arranged for her to undergo urine and pregnancy tests but, fearing he would inform the police, she left the clinic without giving a urine sample.
Nineteen days later, she was sent to hospital for a medical examination and diagnosed with chlamydia trachomatis.
Pua pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually penetrating the girl in his Jurong home on Oct 25 and Nov 23 in 2009; three other similar charges will be considered when he is sentenced on Feb 21, pending a probation report.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Agnes Chan said Pua met the girl on Oct 23, 2009 through a mutual friend. He communicated with her via text messages and asked her to be his girlfriend. Two days later, she went to his flat and they had consensual sex. They had sex again at his home on Nov 23.