Ver la versión completa : Man charged over gay sex act in toilet

José Benito
11/09/2010, 12:31
Man charged over gay sex act in toilet (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/man-charged-over-gay-sex-act-in-toilet/story-e6frf7jx-1225916791886)

A SINGAPOREAN gay man has been charged with having oral sex in a public toilet, in breach of the city-state's ban on sexual acts between men.

Tan Eng Hong, 47, is alleged to have committed the offence in March inside the toilet cubicle of a popular shopping mall in the Singapore's business and shopping district.

Homosexuality is not illegal in Singapore, but sex between men is criminalised under the penal code, despite amendments in 2007 which legalised oral and anal sex for heterosexual couples.

The code encompasses "any act of gross indecency" and carries a sentence of up to two years in jail, according to the attorney general's website.

Recent data on the number of people convicted under the code was not immediately available, but figures given by Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng in a parliamentary reply in 2007 showed 185 people were convicted between 1997-2006.

Tan was released on a bail of 8000 Singapore dollars ($6438) after his case was adjourned to September 27.