Ex-Private CEO bangs teen, asks lewd questions, gets treatment order for mental illness

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Ex-Private CEO receives mandatory treatment order for sexually and physically harassing teenager

It’s easy to be impulsive when our emotions get the better of us. This is only exacerbated when alcohol is added to the mix.

In November 2021, Jean-Luc Kha Vu Han – former CEO of The Privé Group – walked into an elevator at Parklane Shopping Centre.

While intoxicated, he asked lewd questions of a 13-year-old boy and physically and verbally abused the boy when his advances were rebuffed.

The 44-year-old has since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was found to have a ‘manic episode’ when the incident happened.

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The former CEO was sentenced to 12 months of mandatory treatment order (MTO).

Bipolar disorder linked to his offenses

According to TODAY, a psychiatrist from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) discovered that Vu Han suffered from bipolar disorder.

She determined that the mental state had a “contributory link” to the offense and that the man had likely experienced a manic episode during the incident.

As such, the psychiatrist recommended Vu Han receive MTO, which allows mentally ill offenders to seek treatment instead of jail time.

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While calling the attack “deplorable”, District Judge Lim Tse Haw said Vu Han’s actions were “not so heinous” to rule out a pardon.

Additionally, he said Vu Han wrote a “sincere and heartfelt” apology letter to the victim and offered compensation for his injuries. The offers were rejected by the victim’s parents.

Former Privé CEO leaves teenager with trauma and flashbacks after attack

Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported that Deputy Attorney General (DPP) Goh Yong Nee reiterated that Vu Han’s bipolar disorder should be considered along with alcohol consumption, over which he has significant control.

Additionally, while the victim suffered only minor physical injuries, the incident left an “indelible scar” on his mental health.

In fact, the victim was so traumatized by the attack that she is reportedly still afraid to enter elevators and has flashbacks of the incident.

Therefore, DPP Goh, who initially requested 8 weeks in prison and a fine for Vu Han, told the prosecution that he was considering appealing the sentence.

I hope justice will be done

Mental illness or not, the damage and trauma suffered by the victim should not be trivialized or ignored.

We hope the boy will receive the support he needs to heal from the trauma.

That said, we also hope that the offender will find himself in a better mental position after undergoing the compulsory treatment.

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