The Straits Times
Published on Feb 19, 2013

16-year-old Vietnamese prostitute lied about her age to 60-year-old lawyer client


The 16-year-old Vietnamese prostitute in the centre of a vice syndicate, testified on Tuesday that she had lied to lawyer Spencer Gwee Hak Theng, about her age.

The court heard that she had told Gwee - who is charged with having paid sex with a minor - that she was 19 years-old when he asked for her age prior to intercourse.

Gwee, a former deputy public prosecutor, however, did not ask to see her passport, and later paid her $300 for the encounter.

The minor, who was 16 at the time of the offence, cannot be identified due to a gag order.