21st man jailed for sex with minor in online vice ring case
A former underwriter was jailed yesterday for 12 weeks for engaging in commercial sex with a minor, becoming the 21st man to be sentenced in the online vice ring case.
Frederick Chen Kwek Kwong, 44, one of the 51 men charged last year with having paid sex with the 17-year-old girl, admitted committing the offence at Hotel 81 Bencoolen on Oct 1, 2010.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Ng Yiwen told the court that the minor was among the "escorts" listed on a website operated by her pimp Tang Boon Thiew. She was given a working moniker and was described as an 18-year-old polytechnic student.
Investigations showed that Chen, a Singaporean father of two, came across the website in late 2010.