The Straits Times
Published on Sep 06, 2012

Stikfas creator is sixth to be jailed for sex with underaged girl


THE creator of home-grown toy maker Stikfas was jailed for 13 weeks on Thursday for paid sex with a minor in the online prostitution case.

Ban Yinh Jheow, 42, is the sixth man in the episode to be jailed so far.

He was among 51 men charged with having commercial sex with a girl under 18.

The self-employed designer pleaded guilty to paying $450 to the girl for sex at Hotel 81 Bencoolen on Sept 23, 2010. Two other similar charges were considered during his sentencing.