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Online vice case: 34th man jailed for having paid sex with underage social escort

Published on Mar 31, 2014 1:52 PM
 
Mr Nguyen Van On at the Subordinate Court on April 16, 2012. -- NP FILE PHOTO: NG JUN SEN

A businessman who had commercial sex with an underage social escort in the high-profile online vice case two years ago was jailed for 12 weeks on Monday.

Nguyen Van On, 50, is the 34th man to be convicted and jailed so far. He was among 51 men charged in 2012 with engaging in paid sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Two weeks ago, Choo Yao Chuen, 38, was also given 12 weeks for a similar offence with the same girl. He paid the escort $450 for her sexual services at Hotel 81 Bencoolen on Oct 1, 2010.

In Nguyen's case, he pleaded guilty to paying $850 for her sexual services at the same hotel on Oct 6 that year.

 
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