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Updated: 11/12/2012 21:33 | By Channel NewsAsia

Man charged with kicking police officer

Man charged with kicking police officer

Man charged with kicking police officer

SINGAPORE: A 23—year—old man was charged with voluntarily causing hurt to a police officer.

Zacchaeus Raphale Jr allegedly kicked a police officer twice on the left shoulder while travelling in a police vehicle in the early hours of November 10.

Raphale had earlier been arrested by police at Teban Gardens Road at about 5am for behaving in a disorderly manner by shouting loudly and gesticulating.

He allegedly kicked the police officer — with the intent to deter him from discharging his duties — as the car travelled along the Ayer—Rajah Expressway.

If convicted, he can be sentenced to seven years’ jail, fined and caned.

As Raphale had been previously convicted of disorderly behaviour, he faces a fine of S$2,000 and a jail term of six months if convicted of a subsequent offence.

Charged with living off prostitutes’ earnings

In a separate case, a 42—year—old man was charged with living off the earnings of six Filipina prostitutes.

Ramu N Krishnan faces 13 charges of knowingly living off part of the earnings of the women, who are aged between 21 and 29 years old.

The alleged offences were committed earlier this year.

If found guilty, he can be jailed up to five years and fined S$10,000 on each charge.

— CNA/xq

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