Jailed for getting boys, 16, to engage in paid sex

Jailed for getting boys, 16, to engage in paid sex

SINGAPORE - A cleaner who was regularly paid by a male colleague for sexual favours was jailed on Monday after involving a boy aged only 16 in their sordid arrangement.

Ricky Johnson Lee, 21, got to know Subbramaniam Karichiappan, 43, while working for a cleaning company in late 2009.

The court heard how Subbramaniam - a married father of two - would pay Lee for sex, even after Lee left the company the following year.

The men broke off the arrangement around July 2010 when Subbramaniam felt Lee was taking advantage of him - but they resumed the following year after a chance meeting.

On Sept 16 last year, Lee received a call from Subbramaniam to meet him the next day.

Lee asked his 16-year-old male friend if he would allow Subbramaniam to have oral sex with him in exchange for money. The teenager agreed.

The next day at about 6.20am, Lee and the minor went to Subbramaniam's flat in Jurong.

Lee and the youngster agreed to allow Subbramaniam to perform sex acts on them in his kitchen toilet in return for cash, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Elizabeth Chua.

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