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Two men in their twenties were jailed in Singapore in separate cases on Monday after pleading guilty to having consensual sex with a then 13-year-old secondary school girl.

The first accused, Abdul Rashid Sapuan, 26, was sentenced to 15 months in jail, while the second, Rosidi Ayop Jr Flora, 21, was jailed for 13 months. Both men were convicted of sex offences including sexual penetration of a minor under 14.

Sapuan was a full-time national serviceman with the Singapore Police Force. He became online friends with the girl, whose name cannot be unveiled because of a gag order, via the mobile application WeChat in September 2016, Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported.

The court learned that the pair talked about sex and sent each other explicit photographs via Whatsapp, beginning on September 24, 2016.

Two days later Rashid met the girl at her home, where they had protected sex, during which the girl’s godfather suddenly showed up, prompting the accused to hide under the bed until the man had left the unit.

The second accused, a Filipino national as well as a Singapore permanent resident, had unprotected sex with the girl in the same flat in October 2016.

The pair first got to know each other via the MeowChat app, and engaged in the exchange of explicit messages from February 2016.

The relationships were uncovered by the girl’s mother when she checked her daughter’s mobile phone. There she found explicit conversations as well as photographs and videos of a sexual nature exchanged by her daughter and the men.

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