There have been so many incidents at the National University of Singapore (NUS) within such a short period of time that you would be forgiven for interpreting them to be committed by the same dude.
Scarily enough, they were not.
Fresh off the infamous sex toy fiasco and the undergarment episode, we now learn that another deviant has joined the unofficial “NUS Trespassers” alliance.
Though this time, he was not out for questionable toys or even “makeshift eye masks”, but an actual Telegram account.
NUS Student Allegedly Stalked A Woman, Trespassed Into Her Property on Campus
According to The Straits Times, a student at NUS had been charged earlier this year for multiple offences, including stalking a woman and trespassing.
To clear up any possible confusion, I feel it necessary to reiterate that he is not, in fact, the same dude behind the other trespassing cases.
The similarities, however, are certainly uncanny.
According to the news report, the offender, Ong Jing Xiang, faced three charges: one each of harassment, criminal trespass and unsanctioned usage of the woman’s account on messaging platform Telegram.
Apparently, he had stalked the victim between August 2019 and July 2020 by “sending multiple messages to her communication apps”.
He also allegedly trespassed into her place of residence on campus between 29 and 30 January 2020.
It was around this time that he reportedly procured access, unsanctioned, to the woman’s Telegram account.
According to the news report, the school first learnt of the case last year.
Following the revelation, it had proceeded to take disciplinary action against the offender.
“NUS takes a serious view of misconduct by members of our community,” a spokesman said. “Any student who breaches the NUS statutes and regulations will face severe sanctions.
“The university places the highest priority on the safety and well-being of our students. No-contact orders have been served to prohibit interaction between both parties.”
Ong’s case has since been adjourned to tomorrow (7 Apr).
For harassment, he could face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of up to $5,000. For trespassing, he could face a jail term of up to three months and a fine of up to $1,500.
In January 2019, a National University of Singapore (NUS) graduate, Chua Chang Rong, trespassed into a female student’s room and took her sex toy.
He trespassed again on 18 July 2019 to return it.
Four days later, he reportedly asked if they could be “friends with benefits”, stating that he knew her secrets.
He said: “I already know your dirty little secret… let me know in advance if you (want to) take up my offer.”
And in the period between 19 December 2018 and 1 February 2019, a student from another school, Goh An Soon, trespassed into NUS property and helped himself to unattended lingerie at laundry areas.
Apart from women’s lingerie, he also took items such as laundry bags and a wallet with a thumb drive nestled within.
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