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5 cleaners jailed for paid sex with 14-year-old girl

Published on Nov 20, 2012 7:12 PM

AT 14 years of age, she started prostituting herself for amounts ranging from $10 to $100. Her clients were Bangladeshi cleaners and they would have sex at staircase landings in Hougang. The girl, now 15, is now being cared for at the Pertapis Centre For Women and Girls.

Five of her clients were jailed for between 10 and 17 months today by a district court. The men, aged between 23 and 31, had pleaded guilty earlier.

Then, the court heard that the girl's parents were also cleaners and she got to know some of the Bangladeshi workers.

Jojnal Jilhaque Khalifa, 31, a foreman of a cleaning crew, paid her $12 to have sex late last year. In July this year, he had sex with the girl's 14-year-old friend for $40.

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