Pimp: I did not rape prostitute

Pimp: I did not rape prostitute

He initially claimed he didn't bring an underage prostitute from China here to pimp her and wanted to claim trial.

When the time came for his trial, Tang Huisheng, 37, admitted to his crimes and pleaded guilty. Then, on Wednesday, just before sentencing, he made another U-turn and denied facts of the case.

The statement of facts stated that Tang had drugged the 17-year-old girl in China before having sex with her while she was in a stupor.

He later beat her into having sex with him, confined her and then forced her to become a prostitute in Singapore.

On Sept 20, he pleaded guilty and was convicted on four charges: bringing the minor here for prostitution, living off her immoral earnings, harbouring her and aiding a client to have paid sex with the girl for $100.

But on Wednesday, he claimed he never attacked the girl.

When District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan asked Tang why he had not disputed the facts earlier, he said he did not know that pleading guilty meant admitting to everything in the statement of facts. There will be a hearing today to resolve the dispute.

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