Pimp: Underage prostitute was my lover

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.

The girl was tricked into meeting Tang, who she thought could help her get a job to pay off her late father's medical bills.

Instead, Tang allegedly drugged the girl and forced her to become his sex slave before bringing her here to be a prostitute.

He and his sister, Tang Huiying, also allegedly beat her regularly.

But Tang is contesting certain facts of the case, including feeding the girl Ice (the street name for methamphetamine) before having sex with her and repeatedly beating her.

In a dramatic session in which tempers flared, Tang constantly rambled on, prompting District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan to constantly remind him to "answer the question".

During cross-examination by Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Stella Tan, Tang claimed he and the girl were lovers and that he had provided for her the few months that she stayed with him.

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