Photo of molester from Straits Times

A Singaporean teenager cut her wrists with a pair of scissors after her Filipino music teacher molested her in class. According to a court hearing, 33-year-old Filipino Carl James De La Cruz Casten touched her thighs and groped her breasts during two cello lessons at a local music school in 2016.

The 18-year-old was motionless during the molest as she was in a state of shock. She then went home and took a long shower, hid herself under her table in her room and began cutting her wrists with a pair of scissors. The girl initially even refused to make a police report but only did so after her mother convinced her that other girls would be similarly victimised.

After the incident, the teenager had to sought psychological treatments with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) as she kept feeling she was stalked upon by the Filipino teacher.

The Filipino foreign talent now faces a two years’ imprisonment and caning.