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Former NEA in-house lawyer jailed for commercial sex

Published on May 6, 2014 4:37 PM
 
A former National Environment Agency (NEA) in-house lawyer became the 36th man in the online vice-ring case to be jailed for commercial sex with an underage girl. -- ST GRAPHICS

A former National Environment Agency (NEA) in-house lawyer became the 36th man in the online vice-ring case to be jailed for commercial sex with an underage girl.

Chia Kok Peng, 40, unemployed, was given 11 weeks' jail on Monday for engaging in paid sex with a 17-year-old escort.

He was among 51 men charged in court for commercial sex with the same minor in 2012. He was supposed to have gone on trial on Monday, but pleaded guilty.

The court heard that the minor was one of the escorts working for Tang Boon Thiew, 40, who started operating the online vice ring in 2010 on the viemodels.com website.

 
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