Ex-SCDF Lt-Col charged with stalking woman
A FORMER Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Lieutenant-Colonel was charged in court yesterday with unlawfully stalking a woman.
Goh Wee Hong, 39, was with the SCDF when he allegedly stalked the woman by sending her text messages in which he made sexual advances to the 28-year-old.
The harassment occurred between Aug 27 and 30 last year.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Sheryl Janet George successfully asked for a gag order so the woman cannot be named.
Goh, who is married, is represented by Tan Hee Joek, who told the court that he had just been briefed and had instructions to claim trial.
He applied for access to the text messages referred to in the charge.
A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 27.
If convicted under the Protection from Harassment Act, Goh can be fined up to $5,000 and jailed for up to 12 months.