Man jailed for paid sex with underage girl

Man jailed for paid sex with underage girl

SINGAPORE- A 40-year-old man who had paid sex seven times with an underage girl was jailed for 14 weeks yesterday.

Aw Kok Pheng paid the girl - who was younger than 18 - $300 to $400 each time for her sexual services in hotels.

The girl was 15 when he had sex with her the first time on Nov 8, 2010, at Fragrance Hotel-Royal in Telok Blangah Road. The last time was on Sept 30, 2011 when she was 16 and they had sex at Fragrance Hotel-Viva in Wishart Road off Telok Blangah Road.

Aw, who was working at the Singapore Science Park in a job he did not specify to the police, pleaded guilty to both these charges, which the prosecution had proceeded on in court.

Police came to know of the crime after the teenager called them on Aug 20 last year, saying she had a "sensitive case" and needed to speak to a woman police officer, Deputy Public Prosecutor Sruthi Boppana told the court.

The girl told them that between August 2010 and about April 2011, she provided sexual services to about 40 customers, charging them at least $300.

She had four agents and paid them $50 per customer.

She advertised her services on the SammyBoy website, with her online profile carrying an agent's phone number.

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