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China construction worker jailed 11 weeks for underage sex

Published on Apr 25, 2014 1:31 PM

A construction worker became the 24th man to be jailed on Friday for engaging in commercial sex with a 17-year-old girl from China, who was forced into prostitution by her pimp.

Li Zhiguang, 38, who quit his job recently, admitted to paying $60 for the sexual services of the native from Shandong, China, at a hotel in Geylang in May last year.

He was given 11 weeks' jail.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Sharmila Sripathy-Shanaz said the minor had sought the help of Tang Huisheng, 37, and his sister, as she needed the money to pay for her late father's medical debts.

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