Man, 39, nabbed at AMK Ave 6 for alleged sex with girl under 18

Man, 39, nabbed at AMK Ave 6 for alleged sex with girl under 18

SINGAPORE - 4 females and 1 male were arrested on Monday for their suspected involvement in vice activities in a HDB flat at Ang Mo Kio Ave 6.

The police said that on June 2 at about 9.30 pm, officers raided the unit arrested the suspects. The females were between 17 and 26 years old, and had apparently advertised their sexual services online. They were arrested for allegedly providing sexual services in the flat.

The 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly having commercial sex with a minor under the age of 18.

Cash amounting to $1,024 and other items including mobile phones were seized from the scene.

Investigations against the 5 suspects are ongoing.

Any person who contravenes the offence of keeping, managing or assisting in the management of a brothel under Section 148(1) of the Women's Charter, Chapter 353, is liable on conviction to a fine of up to a maximum of $10,000, or to imprisonment of up to five years, or both.

Any person who obtains for consideration the sexual services of a person, who is under 18 years of age, shall be punished with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years, or with fine, or with both.

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