Man gets 15 weeks' jail for vice offences

A 38-yer-old Singaporean was jailed for 15 weeks yesterday for vice-related offences.

Gerald Koh Chee Kong, who is the last person in the case to be dealt with, admitted to two of four charges under the Women's Charter.

He conspired with Chinese nationals Jiang Ying and Chen Pinggen to live off the earnings of a 42-year-old Chinese prostitute, whom he met at the airport on Sept 13 when she arrived, knowing that she had been procured for prostitution in Singapore.

Two weeks ago, Jiang, 28, and Chen, 32, were jailed for seven months and 12 months respectively for their offences.

Chen's girlfriend, Liang Yadi, 23, and Wan Jin, 23, were given 10 weeks' and six months' jail respectively.

Police had arrested Chen and Liang at a flat in Admiralty Drive on Sept 16 for their suspected involvement in prostitution activities.

Based on Chen's information, raids were carried out at five HDB flats in Selegie Road, Woodlands and Jurong.

Two prostitutes were arrested at the Selegie flat.

Police also uncovered the involvement of Jiang and Koh, who were eventually arrested.

Koh, the court heard, had worked for the Qilin Immigration and Manpower Services Bureau in Singapore, and received a 30 per cent commission for every successful referral to the company.

Aside from this job, he also helped to arrange for women from China to enter Singapore to provide sexual services.

He would receive the prostitutes at the airport, arrange for their accommodation and introduce them to a webmaster to advertise their sexual services online.

Koh would get a cut from the fees charged by the China agent to the women to arrange for them to come to Singapore.

He introduced Jiang to Chen and the latter two started a joint venture to share profits from vice activities at the two flats in Woodlands.

Koh could have been jailed for up to five years and fined up to $10,000 on each charge.

This article was first published on December 30, 2014.
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