SINGAPORE - At 16, Nur Azilah Ithnin was already in trouble with the law, getting reformative training for being a loan-shark runner.
Now 20, she was in court again on Monday, this time pleading guilty to grievously hurting a 53-year-old client of a prostitution ring she was involved with.
Nur Azilah also admitted to consuming Ice, the street name for methamphetamine.
District Judge Siva Shanmugam will sentence her on Sept 23, where she faces a maximum of 10 years each for the assault and drug use and could also see her fined as much as $20,000.
Nur Azilah is one of five charged with beating up French national Didier Moise Dominguez.
The cases against the others - Malcolm Graham Head, 33; his 19-year-old girlfriend Veronica Patricia Rio; Ahmad Habiibul Hakim Assalafi, 19; and his sister Nuurul Aliyyah Abdul Talib, 23, who was working as a prostitute - are pending.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Stella Tan Wei Ling described how Mr Dominguez, a product line manager, visited an online classified site on March 3 and saw an advertisement for sexual services.
He contacted the number and asked for the prostitute in the ad to be sent to his Marina Bay Residences home. All five of the accused then took taxis there from Park Hotel at Clarke Quay.