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A 33-year-old Filipino music teacher who was found guilty of molesting his then-18-year-old student during private cello lessons was sentenced to 21 months’ jail and one stroke of the cane by the Singapore District Court on Wednesday.

The man, who was not named to protect the identity of the assault victim, was represented by his lawyer, who told the court that the teacher would appeal against both his conviction and sentence, the Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported.

Pending the appeal, he remains out on bail, which was increased by the judge from S$15,000 to S$20,000 (US$14,677).

In convicting the teacher last month, District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt had found him guilty of four counts of outraging the modesty of his female Grade 3 student during two lessons in 2016. The man had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The judge rejected the accused’s defense that his classroom was small, and that those on the outside would have been able to see what was going on as there was a glass panel on every door, by noting that molestation can occur “even in the most crowded of spaces”, and the victim’s “emotional outpouring” of the events to her mother was consistent with being molested.

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