Teen helped to manage brothel

Teen helped to manage brothel
Jaryl Tan Wencong was sentenced to probation for 18 months yesterday and has to do 120 hours of community service after pleading guilty to two of 11 prostitution-related charges.

Jaryl Tan Wencong is the second of three persons to be dealt with in the case.

He pleaded guilty last month to helping to manage a brothel at a unit in Chateau Eliza at Mount Elizabeth and receiving a Thai prostitute at the airport.

Nine other charges, including living on immoral earnings of the prostitutes, were considered during his sentencing.

A Community Court heard that he and Cheng Wei Guang, 22, were detained during an anti-drug operation at a Geylang hotel on July 8 last year. Six Thai passports and a photocopy of a Thai passport were found on them.

Investigations showed that seven women from Thailand were working for a vice syndicate operated by a man known only as David.

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The women, whose photographs were put online, would wait in their rooms for the syndicate to get clients.

Tan began working for the syndicate on June 25 last year, and had not been paid till his arrest. Among his duties was to deliver food to the prostitutes and clean the units they stayed in.

On July 1 last year, Tan and Cheng went to the airport to receive and take the 30-year-old Thai woman to the condominium, where she was to stay and provide sexual services.

Cheng, who faced 16 charges, was jailed for nine months last year. The case against Francis Tan Thuan Heng, 21, is pending.


This article was first published on January 06, 2015.
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