Amos Yee Singapore On Parole, After Serving 6 Year Term Related Sexual Offence

Amos Yee Singapore On Parole, After Serving 6 Year Term Related Sexual Offence

Amos Yee Singapore On Parole

Amos Yee was sentenced to six years in prison in the United States for grooming a teenage girl and possessing child pornography. He is currently out on parole, having served only about three years of that sentence. On the VINELink smartphone app, which tells victims of crimes on the current status of offenders, the Singaporean, who was sentenced on December 2, 2021, was recorded as being out of detention on Saturday afternoon (Singapore time). The tool was developed to notify victims of crimes on the status of offenders.

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Previously, he had been held in the Illinois River Correctional Centre, which is a state prison in Fulton County, Illinois, with a security level of medium and is located approximately three hours’ drive from Chicago. It was not anticipated that he will be released until October 8th, 2026. The time served in prison for the 24-year-old man was subsequently calculated to begin with his arrest in October 2020.

Cook County, Chicago was his home at the time of the crimes he committed while he was only 20 years old.
In February of 2019, he made several requests to the victim, who was a 14-year-old girl living in Texas. He wanted her to send him images of herself in the nude, and he promised to do the same for her.

In addition to that, he engaged in role play and shared his sexual desires with her while they also exchanged a large number of texts.

A daily newspaper in Chicago called the Chicago Sun-Times claimed at the time that the girl had regularly brought up her age in messages with Yee on WhatsApp, the messaging app that they used to contact with one another. Following that, Yee gave her the instruction to delete her age from her WhatsApp profile.

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As a result of his acceptance of a plea bargain, the additional 16 charges of child exploitation that had been brought against him were dropped during the sentencing hearing.

Because of his convictions, he is forced to be listed on the sex offender registry, and he also runs the risk of having his refugee status revoked, which would put him in jeopardy of being deported from the United States.

At the time of his sentence in December 2021, Judge Carol Howard had informed him that pleading guilty to the charges would increase the likelihood that he would be deported, refused admittance to the United States, or denied naturalisation as a citizen of the United States in the future. Because of the convictions, it may be difficult for him to find housing, secure employment, and obtain several permissions, including a driver’s licence.

The Straits Times has reached out to both the United States Department of Justice and the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an effort to understand the terms of Yee’s release and determine whether or not he will be deported.

In December of 2016, Yee had left Singapore for the United States, just one day before he was due to report for a medical checkup that was required prior to his recruitment in the Singaporean military.

Following two separate occurrences that landed him in jail twice in Singapore, he was granted political asylum in the United States in 2017. He cited persecution for his political ideas as the reason for his request for asylum.

In 2015, he was handed a four-week jail sentence after being found guilty of taking part in hate speech against Christians in a video that he had placed on YouTube, as well as uploading an ugly image of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. The charges stemmed from the fact that he had also been charged with sharing an obscene photograph of Lee Kuan Yew.

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The following year, he was once again charged with engaging in hate speech after he purposefully made statements in videos and blog posts that were critical of Christianity and Islam. These comments were found to be offensive to both religions. He entered a guilty plea and was thus ordered to serve six weeks in jail in addition to paying a fine of $2,000. ST has inquired with the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding Yee’s potential detention in the event that he is returned to this country via deportation.

Source: TheStraittimes

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