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Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby tankee » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:48 pm

An 18-year-old teen and his 14-year-old girlfriend placed their newborn son in an SG50 bag and left it outside his parents' home last year, hoping that they would raise him. He was sentenced to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service yesterday.

The teenager - who cannot be named to protect the identity of the baby and mother - pleaded guilty last month to a charge of committing a rash act to endanger a human life and four counts of underage sex......


....The court heard that the couple were both in secondary school when they met at a function celebrating a neighbour's new baby. In January last year, after she turned 14, the couple had unprotected sex on a staircase landing at the HDB block where she lived.

They then decided to focus on their studies and to meet less frequently. But in May or June, the girl found herself pregnant. The couple kept the news to themselves.

On Aug 2, the girl went to the toilet with stomach cramps but suddenly heard crying. She looked into the toilet bowl and saw the baby. After picking him up and washing him in the sink, she called her boyfriend. He suggested they place the baby outside his home so that his family could raise him. He wanted to see his son grow up, without anyone knowing the child was his, the court heard.

Before leaving their child outside his home, the boyfriend wrote a letter and placed it in the bag with the baby. It asked for "help to take care of this baby because I cannot afford to take care of him".

"His name has been decided as (redacted)... if I have extra income, I will send money monthly," it said.....


http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/probation-for-teen-couple-who-abandoned-baby

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby pirated » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:48 am

One of the SG50 babies ! Not bad !

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby Jennifer » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:38 am

Not exactly abandon the baby to me.

What I cannot understand is how the girl managed to keep her pregnancy unknown to family and school.

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby pirated » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:24 am

That's why only probation and community service.

Abandon here means to leave it to someone else. Not same as "throw away" which is the image most people have upon reading the news.

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby MrsKiasu » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:28 am

Jennifer wrote:Not exactly abandon the baby to me.

What I cannot understand is how the girl managed to keep her pregnancy unknown to family and school.



Some people can have very small tummy..I know someone who only put up 7kg in total.

Luckily they can still think straight. Dont harm the baby. It takes a lot of courage to scope the baby from the toilet bowl (hope my understanding is correct) as she has no idea at all that she was pregnant..and imagine with all the blood, luckily she doesn't just flush it.

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby Jennifer » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:12 am

It was reported the girl knew she was pregnant.

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby MrsKiasu » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:21 am

Oh yeah hor...meaning they have ample time for planning..

But if tell parents what will happen

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby pirated » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:27 am

MrsKiasu wrote:Oh yeah hor...meaning they have ample time for planning..

But if tell parents what will happen

Everyone makes mistakes. No need to jump

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Re: Probation for teen couple who abandoned baby

Postby Ikid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:43 am

Is good that all students to attend MOE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS.
'Staircase landing' :roll:

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