Navy regular suspended following alleged indecent acts
By Monica Kotwani Updated 04:35 PM May 29, 2012
SINGAPORE - A regular in the Singapore Navy has been suspended following charges of alleged acts of indecency, committed in Australia.
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said 21-year-old Lieutenant Benedict Ang Yong Chuean was training at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
Australian media reports said Ang was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly entered the room of a female cadet in Canberra on May 6.
Ang has been charged with two counts of indecency without consent.
He pleaded not guilty to both charges today in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Magistrates Court.
Reports said he has been granted bail, on the condition that he not make contact with five other cadets at the Academy.
MINDEF's director of public affairs Colonel Kenneth Liow said Ang was scheduled to appear again in court on Aug 9. CHANNEL NEWSASIA