American martial arts expert jailed for underage sex in Singapore

A 39 year old American man named Joshua Robinson has been sent to 4 years in prison for having sex with two underage girls. He was also caught with 321 films containing child pornography featuring children as young as two years old.

According to The Straits Times, this is believed to be the largest number of such films seized from a single person in Singapore:

The court heard that Robinson got to know the first teen, who was then 15 years old, on a dating website. They met on Sept 11, 2013, and went to his home at the Riverwalk Apartments in Upper Circular Road, where he filmed himself having unprotected sex with her on his mobile phone.

He had sex at least two more times with the girl after this, and he filmed both encounters.

He met his second victim, also 15 years old at the time, via another website in early 2015. Robinson told the girl he had a fetish for young girls in uniform, Deputy Public Prosecutor Nicholas Lai said in court.

The DPP added: “He told her, ‘I have wanted to find (girls) as young as possible. I think 13 would be ultimate’.”

When the pair met on June 23, 2015, he told her to be in her school uniform. They met at Clarke Quay MRT station before going to his home, where they had unprotected sex and he filmed the act without her consent.

When she left his apartment, the court heard she broke into tears, had a “mental breakdown” and told her parents, who alerted the police.

Two days later, officers seized his computer and portable hard drive, where they found 5,902 obscene films, of which 321 contained child pornography.

About a month later, while he was out on bail, he targeted a third girl.

Why does Asia seem to attract these type of men?