Pimp's wife jailed for procuring women

Pimp's wife jailed for procuring women
Sharon Trinidad Lorenzo, 32, a Filipino who was charged for helping her husband to procure women for purposes of prostitution, exits the subordinate courts on 13 December, 2013.

A Filipino who helped recruit women from the Philippines to offer sexual services to customers at three of her Singaporean husband's pubs was jailed for three months on Friday.

Sharon Trinidad Lorenzo, 31, pleaded guilty to procuring the women for prostitution. Her lawyer Sankar Saminathan had asked the court to impose only a fine.

However, District Judge Salina Ishak said a jail term was appropriate considering Lorenzo's "critical role" in recruiting the women.

Her husband, Govindaraju Sivakumar, 40, was jailed on Tuesday for 18 months for offences that included harbouring prostitutes and managing an illegal brothel.

He had met Lorenzo in 2004, when he was then running the Retreat pub in Neil Road.

He hired her as a hostess for two months. She arranged for Filipinas to come to work as waitresses and hostesses at the pub.

Then in 2007, Govindaraju hired her as a domestic helper to take care of his elderly mother. She also helped him manage the women working in his pubs.

She returned to the Philippines in 2010 and they married here in September last year.

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