A Singapore court on Tuesday sentenced three Britons to jail and caning for sexually assaulting a drunk and unconscious woman, the media reported. Khong Tam Thanh, Vu Thai Son and Michael Le went on trial this week for assaulting the Malaysian woman in a hotel room in September last year, reports the BBC.

The three men, in their early 20s, pleaded guilty to reduced charges. They received sentences of up to six-and-a-half years in jail and eight strokes of the cane.

The men flew into Singapore last year with a group of friends for a stag party and to attend a music festival.

However, the case has generated some controversy in Singapore, with some on social media questioning how the Britons were able to get reduced charges. The penalty for rape and sexual abuse in Singapore is upto 20 years.

First Published | 15 August 2017 1:25 PM
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