2 Sex Offenders Who Got Punished In Different Ways

The Josh Robinson saga has taken yet another twist. On Wednesday (March 8), the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said the public prosecutor has decided not to appeal against the 4-year jail sentence meted out to the convicted paedophile.

This came hot on the heels after of our story posted on Tuesday (March 7), where we said that the petition over Josh Robinson’s case would fail after Minister K. Shanmugam’s comments.

Well, looks like we were right. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so.


No Comment Due To Appeal

Mr Shanmugam commented on Monday (March 6) that he couldn’t comment on the case as it is still within the period of appeal. Well, the AGC has commented now, though, and said there won’t be an appeal, reported Channel NewsAsia.

That’s despite the widespread outcry by the public, who found Josh Robinson’s sentence too lenient, and a petition against his sentence that has garnered more than 27,000 signatures as off Wednesday evening.

Don’t forget, Josh Robinson sexually assaulted two 15-year-old girls and showed porn to a 6-year-old girl.

See and remember his face here:


Benjamin Sim

Netizens likened Josh Robinson’s sexual assault case to that of Benjamin Sim Wei Liang, who committed sexual offences against a set of 13-year-old twins and two more underage girls in 2012, reported The New Paper.

Despite the cases being similar in nature, there were some differences in the punishment both men got.

We did a comparison of the details of both cases here:

Josh Robinson

Benjamin Sim





MMA Instructor

Former lead Artist at LucasFilm

Former modelling supervisor at Double Negative

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Number of Victims



Age of Victims

15, 15 and 6

13, 13, 13 and 11

Number of Charges 9 charges, with 20 taken into consideration

8 charges, with 15 taken into consideration

Types of Charges

  1. 4 counts of making obscene films
  2. 3 counts of sexual penetration of a minor
  3. 1 count of being in possession of an obscene film
  4. 1 count of showing an obscene film to a minor
  1. 3 counts of sexually penetrating a minor
  2. 2 counts of statutory rape
  3. 1 count of performing an indecent act on a child
  4. 1 count of being in possession of a film without a valid licence
  5. 1 count of procuring an obscene act performed by a child
Number of Strokes of the Cane



Years Jailed 4


No Sexual Assault

According to Channel NewsAsia, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) clarified that Josh Robinson “did not commit sexual assault” as both victims were above 14 years old and consented to the sexual acts. Hence, he did not commit statutory rape.

Furthermore, caning is not included for any of the offences Josh Robinson was charged with, with the most serious offence the sexual penetration of a minor under 16.

Read the full statement from the AGC here.



The AGC might not want to appeal the cases, but the public disquiet still exists.

Will the public be satisfied with the AGC’s explanation? That remains to be seen.

You can read our other Josh Robinson stories here:

  1. 5 MMA Techniques Taught By Paedophile Josh Robinson That Could Be Used To Fight Off Josh Robinson
  2. Father Of 6-Year-Old Girl Preyed On By Paedophile Lashes Out Against Leniency Of Jail Sentence
  3. Josh Robinson Petition Will Probably Fail After Minister Shanmugam Comments That He Shouldn’t Comment

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