A 24-YEAR-OLD polytechnic student was on Friday sentenced to 13 years' jail and 15 strokes of the cane for raping a 13-year-old secondary school student. Instead of backing down, he was trained as a commando during national service, forced his way into her flat, where he groped and raped her while her younger brother had piano lessons.
Wang Jianbin had befriended the girl in October 2008 after coming across her email address in the 'making friends' column of a teenage magazine. They started to communicate via text messages and telephone calls. The punishment for rape is up to 20 years' jail and caning or a fine.