3 men jailed 11 weeks each for underage sex with 17-year-old
Three men were each jailed for 11 weeks on Wednesday for engaging in commercial sex with a 17-year-old girl from China. A fourth man, cleaner Koh Sui Kim, 65, also pleaded guilty to a similar charge but his sentencing was postponed to Oct 2, pending a medical report.
The four were among 19 men charged last week. So far, three men from China and a Malaysian have since been dealt with for having paid sex with the same girl.
The trio who were jailed on Wednesday were: logistics supervisor Yeo Choon Seng, 41, social worker Ng Chak Song, 57, and cleaner Low Kia How, 50. Except for Ng who paid the girl $40, the other three each paid $60 to the girl at various hotels in Geylang between May 18 and 27.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Stella Tan Wei Ling said before the minor's father death from cancer in China in October 2011, he had borrowed RMB100,000 (about S$20,000) from relatives and loansharks for his medical treatment. The minor and her mother had to work to repay the debts.