A 14-year-old girl prostituted herself 35 times to save up for a smartphone, reported China Press.
The paper quoted SAC Datuk Rohaimi Md Isa, who is Bukit Aman Secret Societies, Gambling and Vice Division (D7) principal assistant director, as saying the case was one of many involving underage schoolgirls allegedly involved in the sex trade the past year.
Based on police intelligence, local underage prostitutes were offering their "services" for as low as RM300 (S$101.50), he said.
Part of that sum would be divided by syndicate members.
"This means the 14-year-old girl would only receive RM150 as her cut," said SAC Rohaimi.
"To afford a smartphone that costs around RM5,000 (S$1,691) , she would have had to entertain her customers 35 times," he said.