Wife-sharing rape ring: Last man gets jail and caning for raping co-conspirator’s wife, to appeal

Wife-sharing rape ring: Last man gets jail and caning for raping co-conspirator's wife, to appeal

He then testified against O in O’s trial, sharing how he met O in an online message thread titled Wife Fantasy on Sammyboy Forum in April 2010.

He said he suspected his wife was cheating on him after he had cheated on her. Acting on suggestions from people online, he looked for people to help test his wife’s loyalty to him and settled on O.

According to J, O began having an affair with J’s wife secretly, which J soon discovered by snooping on his wife’s chatlogs.

After this, he drugged his wife on their third wedding anniversary in 2011 and invited O over to rape her.

It was only in January 2020 that J’s wife discovered the offences. She found explicit photos of herself in her husband’s phone that suggested other men were involved.

JUDGE’S REMARKS

Justice Mavis Chionh said the victim suffered grave trauma after finding out that she had been drugged and raped on her matrimonial bed.

She was left hurt, angry, disappointed and overwhelmed when she first discovered the offences against her, said the judge.

The victim felt so upset that she thought she would be better off dead.

Justice Chionh said the defence’s attempts to cast O as a “hapless follower” who somehow got caught up in J’s machinations were “without merit”.

The victim was unconscious and blindfolded at the time and was thus clearly a vulnerable victim, said the judge.

Her personal sense of security and safety were “destroyed”, and the offence violated the sanctuary she called home, said Justice Chionh.

She said it was irrelevant that J gave O access to J’s residence.

She cited another judge, who said that the fact that a victim’s husband abets a rapist’s entry into the victim’s matrimonial home is not just a neutral factor, it is a “substantially aggravating factor” that increases the sense of betrayal that would have been felt by the victim.

Other than O and J, there were another five men involved in the wider wife-sharing ring.

Four of them – K, L, M and N, were sentenced in November 2022, receiving jail terms of between 13-and-a-half years and 22 years. Three of them received 20 strokes of the cane, while the fourth did not as he was above 50.

The fifth man, P, was sentenced in January 2022.