Pimp from China sentenced to 6 years in jail for vice offences

Pimp from China sentenced to 6 years in jail for vice offences

SINGAPORE - Tang Huisheng shouted in Mandarin: "This, to me, is very unfair!'' as he was being led away by auxiliary policemen from the dock.

The 37-year-old, whose sentence was backdated to June 7, had pleaded guilty to four charges - bringing the girl here for the purpose of prostitution; living on her immoral earnings; harbouring her at Guillemard Road; and abetting a customer to pay her $100 for her sexual services.

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Background story from Monday's hearing:

Pimp: Underage prostitute was my lover

The underage prostitute was his lover and she initiated sex first.

She is a bold person because she smokes and has a tattoo. There is no way she could have jumped out of a window to escape from his apartment because it has no windows.

These were some of the startling claims that pimp Tang Huisheng made during the second part of a special hearing on Monday.

The hearing was called because Tang, 37, disputed certain details in the statement of facts despite pleading guilty to four charges earlier, including bringing the 17-year-old here for prostitution and living off her immoral earnings.

The girl he was referring to is a native of China's Shandong province that he had forced into prostitution.

Her heartrending story emerged last month when 24 men were charged with paying for sex with a minor.

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