Rapist used Facebook app to find victims
07 August 2012, 19:01
Singapore - A Singaporean serial rapist who met his
victims using a Facebook dating app is facing one of the stiffest jail
terms ever sought by prosecutors in the city-state, a newspaper reported
Prosecutors demanded a 45-year jail term for Azuar
Ahamad, aged 41, who pleaded guilty on Monday to raping three women and
sexually assaulting a fourth, with 30 other charges to be considered
when he is sentenced, the Straits Times said.
logistics company executive, who can also be caned or fined for each of
the three rapes and the sex assault, was brought to justice after police
discovered he had filmed himself using his mobile phone carrying out a
number of sex attacks.
Azuar allegedly attacked a total of 22
women, aged 18 to 41, that he befriended using the SpeedDate app, over a
14-month period ending in August 2009.
He arranged to meet his
victims in nightspots where he spiked their drinks with sedatives before
taking them to hotels, prosecutors told the court.
investigators tracked down a number of the women because their numbers
were stored in his mobile phone - the same device he used to film his
attacks, the newspaper report said.
Some of the women were unaware they had been violated until police contacted them.
sentencing has been delayed because he is denying drugging his victims,
claiming they drank themselves into a stupor, the newspaper added.