SINGAPORE - A full-time national serviceman was jailed for three months yesterday over paid sex with a minor in an online vice-ring case.
Abu Shah Mohamed Abdul Mutalif, 22, was given another eight months for taking methamphetamine or Ice, meaning he will serve a total sentence of 11 months.
He is the third man - after former port inspector and police officer Alvin Chen Zi You, 32, and bellhop Muhammad Ibrahim, 24 - to have been convicted of paid sex with the 16-year-old girl.
They were among 10 men charged in June this year.
Abu Shah admitted to paying $250 for the sexual services of the minor at Bay Hotel in Telok Blangah Road on Feb 21 this year.
The minor had been procured for prostitution by Malcolm Graham Head, 33, and his girlfriend, Veronica Patricia Rio, 19, in October last year.
Head ran his online prostitution ring by advertising the sexual services of his working girls on various websites.
He had initially tricked the minor into believing she was going to be a social escort with "fast cash" and "high pay".