He was a model primary- school teacher who was popular with teachers and pupils alike.
So good was he with his charges that he won school- based awards and received many letters of praise from parents. He was also asked to be on the school's disciplinary committee to handle the most difficult pupils.
But yesterday, it was the 38-year old bachelor's turn to be disciplined by the law. He had molested two boys and performed oral sex on a third in 2009. He was jailed 10 years and ordered to be given six strokes of the cane.
He faced 11 charges of molestation and sexual penetration of a minor, but pleaded guilty to two counts each of molestation and sexual penetration.
Neither he nor his victims, the oldest of whom was aged 11, can be named.
He was teaching in a primary school in the east when he committed the offences between March and July 2009.