A doctor from the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital, Ivan Ngeow Ko Yen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to cross-dressing as a junior college schoolgirl and exposing himself to a NUS undergraduate.
The court learnt that the 37 year old medical doctor was loitering at a lift lobby in Clementi while donning a school uniform of Victoria Junior College, comprising a top and a skirt.
When he caught the attention of the girl, he lifted his skirt in her direction and expose his genitals as the lift doors were closing. A police report was made and Dr Ngeow was arrested the following month.
Dr Ngeow is currently out on $10,000 bail and the next hearing has been fixed on 24 April. For the offence, he could be jailed up to one year and fined. A pre-sentence report has been ordered to assess his suitability for probation. His defence lawyer claimed he has been secretly ‘cross-dressing’ since he was nine years old.
Dr Ngeow was born in Malaysia and studied at Raffles Institution and Victoria Junior College. He obtained his medical degree from Australia’s University of Melborune.
It is not known if Dr Ngeow is still practicing in Singapore as his name was not found on the register of doctors maintained by the Singapore Medical Council.