Pe met the victim in a bar on July 30 to celebrate the first’s birthday.
On August 6, 2017, the victim was supposed to meet Pe for a drink, but the older man fell asleep before they could meet. Pe apologized and both agreed to meet for drinks two days later.
On August 8, the victim met Pe at night and they drank alcoholic beverages in the Chinatown area before the victim allegedly asked to sleep at Pe’s home.
The prosecution said it would provide evidence to show that on August 9, Pe gave the victim an alcoholic drink and offered the younger man a change of clothes and his bed to sleep in. The victim allegedly rejected the clothes and bed and fell asleep on the floor of Pe’s bedroom in his own clothes.
He woke up some time later to find that his jeans and underwear had been pulled down and that Pe was sexually abusing him, the prosecutor claimed.
The victim wandered in and out of consciousness, gathering the strength to push Pe away. The victim then went to the toilet to wash, disgusted by what had happened, the prosecution continued.
The victim later called a friend and confided that Pe had “raped” him. The victim called the police at about 5:47 a.m. on August 9, and said, “A man just tried to rape me. I’ve known him for a few weeks, he was very drunk. He’s home now.”
Pe was arrested in his apartment around 10:30 am.
The prosecution will provide evidence from analysts at the Health Sciences Authority to show that although the victim’s blood sample contained 40 mg of ethanol per 100 ml of blood, no ethanol was detected in Pe’s blood sample when it was collected.
An adviser to the Institute of Mental Health will prove that the victim was likely intoxicated between 4:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 and was therefore unable to consent to the sexual acts.
A psychiatrist will testify that after the incident she was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder with possible post-traumatic stress symptoms.
The victim testified in front of the camera on Wednesday. The prosecution will bring a total of 26 witnesses.
Pe is assisted by lawyer Amarjit Singh. The trial continues on Wednesday afternoon.
If convicted of sexual assault, Pe could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine or caning.