Lin Rongxin, a 31-year-old Chinese national allegedly raped and sexually assaulted at least five teenage girls aged 14 to 19 years old between September 2018 and June 2019.
Lin is now in remand for psychiatric assessment, and appeared in court via video link. He is facing seven counts of rape and one count of sexual assault by penetration.
Between September and December 2018, Lin allegedly raped an 18-year-old girl in a male toilet cubicle on the seventh storey of Block 1008 Toa Payoh North, an industrial building. He allegedly returned to the same toilet later that year, and raped a 14-year-old in October while violating another 14-year-old girl in November.
Lin is also accused of committing rape on three other occasions.
In December 2018, he allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl at Bishan Loft, an executive condominium.
In February 2019, he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at an undisclosed location in Toa Payoh.
In May 2019, he allegedly raped a 19-year-old girl in a room at Balestier Hotel in Balestier Road.
If convicted, Lin could be jailed up to 20 years and liable for a fine or caning if convicted for rape or sexual assault by penetration.