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Man on trial for sexually assaulting male friend, 20, after night of drinking

Man on trial for sexually assaulting male friend, 20, after night of drinking
A night of pub crawling in 2017 turned into a nightmare for a 20-year-old man, after his male friend allegedly took advantage of his intoxicated state to sexually assault him several times while he drifted in and out of consciousness.

He had hung out with the alleged assailant, Jeffrey Pe, that evening to celebrate the completion of his full-time National Service.

On Wednesday (Sept 21), Pe, now aged 45, began standing trial in the High Court.

The Singaporean is contesting three charges of sexual assault by penetration. He claims that his alleged victim consented to the acts.

The younger man, who is now 25 and is a Singapore permanent resident from the United Kingdom, cannot be named due to a court order to protect his identity.

'EXPLOITED NAIVETE': PROSECUTION

In their opening statement, Deputy Public Prosecutors (DPPs) David Khoo and Tay Jia En told the court that Pe exploited the younger man’s “naivete and trusting nature to commit a slate of serious sexual offences against the victim when he was at his most vulnerable”.

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