Court sentences serial predator and rapist to 42 yearsMarch 3rd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 3 (DPA) A Singapore court sentenced a serial predator and rapist to 42 years in jail Tuesday, the longest prison sentence handed down to a sexual offender in the city state so far, a news report said.
Bala Kuppusamy was also ordered to be caned the maximum fine of 24 strokes.
Between April and June, the 48-year-old man robbed and sexually assaulted seven women who were walking alone at night, the online edition of Straits Times newspaper reported.
Bala is a repeat offender, who had been in prison twice for rape and similar offences, and both times went back to assaulting women just shortly after his release, the report said.
The judge called the criminal history of the man “appalling”, adding that he is “not fit to live in society”.
“Too many females have suffered because of this merciless, marauding monster for whom liberty is a licence to rob, rape and ruin the lives of innocent females,” the report quoted the judge as saying.