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Man, accused of molesting daughter while she used virtual reality headset, claims he often had to discipline her

Man, accused of molesting daughter while she used virtual reality headset, claims he often had to discipline her
A technician accused of molesting his young daughter testified in court on Thursday (June 16) that a few days before she reported him to the police in January 2020, he had slapped her and threatened to take away her privileges for getting home late from school.

This was one of the frequent punishments he used to discipline her on various matters — and one of the reasons why he thought she made the allegations against him, he said.

The Singaporean father, 35, is now contesting a single charge of molesting the girl sometime between July and November 2018 when she was about 12 years old.

He is accused of pulling up her shirt and performing a sex act while she was wearing a virtual reality headset in his bedroom. 

NOT TOLD FOR YEARS HE WAS HER FATHER

On Thursday, when questioned by his defence counsel Ashwin Ganapathy from IRB Law, the accused told the court that he knew he was the father of the alleged victim only when she was eight years old.

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