A gold medalist for Team Singapore at the 2009 Asean Para Games, Adam Kamis, a one-arm track athlete and motivational speaker, was poised to scale greater heights following his inspiring success.
Unfortunately, he was convicted of vice-related offences and procuring a 16-year-old girl for sexual exploitation in 2016. The 36-year-old would advertise his services online, offering applicants the chance to earn $1,000 an hour. Those interested in the opportunity were told to submit a questionnaire and photos of themselves fully-clothed and in lingerie. After being accepted, they were told to attend "verification sessions" at his flat, where they were stripped down and 'tested' by him on numerous occasions. He assured the girls that his company had a license to operate legally, and recruited a total of 15 over the course of three years.
His wife, who quit her job to accompany him to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, was reportedly "traumatised" by the incident, thinking that the 16-year-old girl who he slept with could have been their own daughter. According to her counsellor, however, she stills "love him unconditionally", but requires more time in order to heal.