Four plead guilty to underage sex

Logistics supervisor Yeo Choon Seng is among 14 men who have been charged on 4 September 2013 with paying for sex with a 17-year-old between 18 and 28 May 2013. The sex acts allegedly took place in hotels and lodging houses around Geylang. This latest series of cases comes in the light of at least two other high-profile underage sex ring cases.

SINGAPORE - Four Singaporean men - Yeo Choon Seng, 41, Ng Chak Song, 57, Low Kia How, 50, and Koh Sui Kim, 65 - on Wednesday pleaded guilty to having commercial sex with an underage girl.

All were unrepresented.

Four others - three Chinese nationals and one Malaysian - had previously been jailed between 11 and 12 weeks for similar offences.

Another 16 men are also facing similar charges, with five scheduled to plead guilty today.

Tang Huisheng, the girl's pimp, is scheduled to go on trial later this month.

Yeo Choon Seng

The logistics supervisor paid $60 for sex with the girl on May 18, between 7.37pm and 8.06pm, at Hotel 81 Star in Geylang.

He had earlier been approached by the girl while he was strolling along Geylang. He asked for her age and she said she was 20, but he did not take any other steps to verify her age, the court heard.

He was jailed 11 weeks.

Ng Chak Song

The social worker at a Family Service Centre paid $40 to have sex with the girl on May 27, between 8.35pm and 9.30pm at Lai Ming Hotel on Geylang Road.

He asked the girl for her age and she said she was 19, but he did not take any other steps to verify her age, the court heard.

He was jailed 11 weeks.

Low Kia How

The cleaner at Changi Airport paid $60 for sex with the girl on May 20, between 4.14pm and 5.05pm, at Hotel 81 Spring in Geylang.

He had obtained her mobile phone number about a week before when he saw her standing on a street in Geylang.

He asked her for her age and she said she was 20, but did not take any other steps to verify her age, the court heard.

He was jailed 11 weeks.

Koh Sui Kim

The cleaner paid $60 for sex with the girl on May 22, between 9pm and 9.30pm, at Lai Ming Hotel on Geylang Road.

He did not ask her for her age.

His case has been postponed to Oct 2 for him to obtain a medical report, as he had told the court that he had suffered a stroke recently and could not walk properly and was suffering from stomach inflammation.

He asked not to be jailed because of his medical condition.

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