He poisoned Singaporean school boys to satisfy his own sexual fetish
This 22-year-old man reportedly gets sexually aroused by viewing photographs of vomit and faeces. Parents, please read how calculated this offender's strategy to target his victims was, which reminds us yet again why it's SO important to educate our young ones about Internet safety.
22-year-old Sean Chew Jun Yang has a horribly disturbing fetish. He gets sexually aroused by photos of the vomit and faeces of young boys.
Over three years, according to a Straits Times report, Chew "posed as an ex-schoolmate of young boys aged 12 to 14 and persuaded them to consume between 10 to 20 laxative pills as part of a fictitious school experiment."
When the boys suffered from severe diarrhea and vomiting, Chew persuaded them to send him pictures of their vomit and faeces which he would then use to fulfil his own perverted sexual fantasies.
Chew -- who has has made 13 young boys victims of his fetish thus far -- has admitted that the videos and images made him feel "excited".
Reports say that even though he was arrested back in 2012, he committed the same offence twice while out on bail.
Chew was arrested on Friday 13 November and sentenced to three years in jail "after admitting to eight counts of causing hurt by means of poison."
He is out again on a $20,000 bail and reportedly wants to appeal the sentence.
He is currently studying for an engineering diploma and is in his final year.
Targeting unsuspecting children on Facebook
The Straits Times report says that in May 2012, Chew targeted his first lot of victims aged between 12 and 14, by befriending them on Facebook.
Shrewdly, he adopted several profiles on two separate Facebook accounts, pretending to be his young victims' primary school friend.
It has been revealed that, "he [Chew] convinced the boys to participate in a fictitious school project, which involved consuming at least 10 pills of laxative drug Dulcolax at a time and informing him of its effects."
He would leave the pills at pre-arranged spots in public areas for the boys to collect later, all the while hiding his true identity.
According to reports, Chew then "instructed the boys to consume 10 to 20 pills at a go, about five to 10 times the recommended dosage. They all developed severe bouts of stomachache, diarrhoea and vomiting after that."
He would even conduct Skype video calls with some of his young victims to make sure they had actually taken the pills, covering his webcam with tape in order to conceal his face. Then, he would demand pictures of the boys' vomit and faeces for his sexual pleasure.
Chew's arrest came after some of the boys told their parents about him, and another boy alerted his teacher.
Reportedly, Deputy Public Prosecutor Andre Chong told the court that Chew had "systematically and repeatedly preyed on young boys for his own sexual gratification", and has asked that Chew remain in jail for at least four to five years.
Mr Chong also said that Chew has shown no regard at all for the boys' safety, pointing out that four of the boys had consumed 20 pills in one day, and another victim was made to consume 30 pills over two days.
The recommended dosage of Dulcolax for children and adults is one or two tablets at night.
Defence lawyer Sunil Sudheesan has said that Chew has an untreated fetishistic disorder.
But District Judge Liew Thiam Leng has reportedly turned down the defence's call for probation, noting the severity of Chew's offence, his reoffending behaviour and the need for the court to protect the public.
The judge reportedly said it was "necessary to have him (Chew) detained in an institution where rehabilitation can still be carried out".
Reminder for parents and kids alike
Parents, incidents like this serve as timely warnings to us all about the importance of protecting our children from the many threats to their safety lurking online. Remember that Chew first targeted his unsuspecting victims on Facebook.
But Facebook is not the only online medium through which predators can zone in on our kids. We realised this in the recent incident of a man who targeted a young Singaporean girl via online marketplace Carousell, and then tried to molest her when he met her.
Protecting our children must be a two-pronged effort: parents need to take sufficient precautionary measures when their kids are online, but at the same time, children too must be educated about online safety and what warning signs to look out for.
Read this theAsianparent article for some great information on Internet safety for kids.
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