Koh Hui Chong pleaded guilty to trying to get sexual favours from the boy's mother. Koh Hui Chong pleaded guilty to trying to get sexual favours from the boy’s mother.

A National Environment support officer in Singapore persistently wanted to meet the mother of an underaged smoker in private and even SMSed her for sex, a district court heard.

The complainant, a woman in her 40s, reported Koh Hui Chong to the authority and a trap was laid when he turned up at her flat on May 6 last year.

The 43-year-old admitted to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau officers he had contacted the woman with the intention of having sex with her. He even brought along three condoms.

He had hoped that if the complainant had sex with him, he would then not take any form of action against her teenage son for smoking and littering.

The court heard that Koh had caught the woman’s 15-year-old son and another boy smoking in a prohibited area at a playground in Serangoon Central earlier on April 28. He obtained the boy’s details from his EZ-Link card and told him he would be booked for underaged smoking and other offences.

Koh, who pleaded guilty to trying to get sexual favours from the boy’s mother, is expected to be sentenced on Dec 1. He faces a fine of up to S$100,000 (RM245,000) and/or a jail term of up to five years.

– The Straits Times/ Asia News Network