A 71-year-old man was jailed for three months on Monday for having sex with an underage prostitute in Geylang in May.
Lim Chee Seng pleaded guilty to paying $150 for the sexual services of the 17-year-old Chinese national.
He had approached her in Lorong 18 Geylang at about 5pm on May 28. They then went to the nearby BudgetOne Hotel.
They tried to have sex but he was unable to have full intercourse with her. They then talked for a while and left the room at about 7pm.
She was nabbed on June 1 for soliciting and investigations revealed she had provided sexual services to more than 150 men.
Lim, a housekeeper with Fragrance Hotel, was tracked down and charged on Sept 4 with having commercial sex with a minor. He told police he did not ask about her age and thought she was 22 years old. So far, 24 men have been charged with the offence.
About 20 of them have been jailed between 10 and 12 weeks. They could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined.
The minor had arrived here on May 16 with her pimp Tang Huisheng, who had met her in Shandong, China. He suggested she would earn more as a prostitute here than from her hair salon job.
Tang was jailed for six years last month for bringing the minor here for prostitution, living off her immoral earnings, harbouring her, and abetting a customer to have commercial sex with her.
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