Secret Chat, The Question Game, Gay Dating Apps : All You Need To Know About Deekosh’s Case


Youtuber Darryl Ian Koshy familiar with name Dee Kosh admitted to sexual offences involving two underaged teenage boys on Monday (May 30).

According to the court documents, Dee Kosh pleaded guilty to attempting to procure an indecent act from a young person and communicating with a minor to obtain sexual services.

He also pleaded guilty to a third charge of making an obscene film. Another four charges will be considered for sentencing, CNA reported.


Two Teenage Boys : A1 & A2 (The victims’ identities are protected by gag orders)

Dee Kosh admitted to soliciting “paid sexual services” from three victims from year 2017 to 2020, including the two teenagers.

Dee Kosh would identify them through various social media channels such as Instagram and Grindr, a popular gay dating application.

In March 2018, Dee Kosh used his verified Instagram account with now more than 169k followers to message the first underaged victim, identified as A1 in court documents.

A1 told Kosh he was under 16 years old. Dee Kosh then suggested the victim to move their conversation to a Telegram “Secret Chat”.

What Happened In Secret Chat ?

In the Secret Chat, messages could be set to be automatically deleted.

All messages in secret chats use end-to-end encryption. This means only you and the recipient can read those messages — nobody else can decipher them, including people at Telegram. On top of this, Messages cannot be forwarded from secret chats.

Dee Kosh used this trick & offered A1 S$100 to S$250 in exchange for sexual services, According to CNA.

A1 was shocked and initially thought Kosh was joking, but the man’s persistence made him realise it was not a joke, the court heard. A1 gradually stopped talking to Kosh after he made another offer of money for sex.

Their conversations took place over four months until June 2018. A1 did not cease communications immediately as he was afraid of offending Dee Kosh.

“The Question Game”

Dee Kosh saw the second victim, A2 outside Takashimaya on Orchard Road during a video shoot in February 2017.

Dee then approached A2 for a short chat and was later put in touch with him through social media.

They communicated on WhatsApp, with A2 informing Kosh that he was under 18 years old.

Dee Kosh suggested that A2 work for him, offering to teach the boy about production work, how to take selfies and “help create a confident boy”, the court heard.

They started talking, with Dee Kosh initiating a “question game”.


The game played by Dee Kosh with second victim where he started to ask the victim questions of a sexual nature.

This led to Kosh telling A2 that he had an “indecent proposal”. He suggested that they move their conversation to Snapchat, which shares some of the features of a “Secret Chat”.

Dee Kosh asked A2 for a “shirtless picture” so that he could “blackmail” him if he talked. A2 did not send the photo, but assured Dee Kosh that he would not talk, CNA reported.

Kosh then asked the second victim A2 what it would take for him to allow someone to perform a sexual act on him, adding that he would be blindfolded and would not know the gender of the person.

Later Dee Kosh revealed that the someone who would perform the sexual act was himself, and offered S$400 if the victim would let him do so. He gradually raised this amount to S$2,000 after A2 repeatedly declined the offer.

When the victim said that he was underaged, Koshy replied: “It’s easier if you don’t see, lah, trust me.”

Their conversation was recorded on video by A2’s roommate using another phone, which was submitted to the police.

A3 : Third victim

According to CNA, in 2016, Kosh started following the third victim, identified as A3 in court documents, on social media. This victim was 23 years old to 25 years old at the time of the offences.

While chatting online, Kosh invited A3 over to his home. The victim accepted the invitation as he thought it might lead to a recruitment opportunity at Dee Kosh’s production company.


At Dee Kosh’s home, they chatted for a while before going into the bedroom, where Kosh performed a sexual act on A3. After this, A3 continued to go to Kosh’s house to hang out and engage in paid and unpaid sexual acts from 2016 to 2020.

On one of these occasions between 2016 and 2017, Dee Kosh used a hidden camera to film them having sex. The 15-minute-long footage, titled “00007”, captured their sex acts as well as Dee Kosh adjusting the settings of the hidden camera beforehand.

The secret filming was done without the victim’s knowledge or consent.


None of the victims reported the offences to the police immediately after they had taken place.

“They each thought they were the only ones whom the accused offered paid sexual services to and were afraid of the consequences of going against the accused whom they all viewed to be a celebrity with a large following,” said Deputy Public Prosecutor Lim Ying Min.

For example, A1 said he was afraid that Kosh would “turn the world against him”, said the prosecutor.

Shortly after, more victims came forward and shared about their encounters with Dee Kosh on social media. He initially denied all the claims made online against him, but later addressed them on social media, admitting that there was some truth to them.

Dee Kosh had recently posted a YouTube video to address everything that is being discussed & spread online about his charges.

Accusations against him first made the headlines in 2020.

After all the victims realised that they were not the only ones targeted by Dee Kosh, and A1 made a police report on Aug 16, 2020, that Dee Kosh had offered him money in exchange for sexual services. Dee Kosh was arrested on Oct 5, 2020. Several of his electronic devices were seized, and a total of 25 obscene videos were found on a central processing unit and phone.

According to Today Online, District Judge Jasvender Kaur granted the prosecution’s application for Koshy to be examined at the Institute of Mental Health. This was because his lawyer Johannes Hadi had obtained a separate psychiatrist’s report on two issues — whether Koshy is a paedophile and what his risk of reoffending is.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Lim Ying Min noted that these would affect sentencing.

Those convicted of trying to sexually exploit a young person below 16 years old can be fined up to S$10,000 or jailed up to five years, or both.

For communicating for the purpose of obtaining for consideration sexual services of a minor under 18 years old, he could be jailed up to two years or fined, or both.

For making an obscene film, he could be fined between S$20,000 and S$40,000 or jailed up to two years, or both.


As soon as all the news came out today May (30) Dee Kosh posted an Instagram story saying

“A lot to say & explain but not the right time”.

Please leave my loved ones & people i care for out of it. Go crazy with the memes and attacking me. Have field day

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