Few women come forward to file complaints

Very few women who were lured into sex work in Singapore have come forward to file cases against their recruiters, pimps and owners of the pubs and dormitories they worked and lived in.

Those nabbed in police raids or who fled from their handlers often opted for deportation over pursuing cases that would have them staying in shelters in Singapore or being blacklisted and losing their chances to work elsewhere.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 16, 2018, with the headline 'Few women come forward to file complaints'. Print Edition | Subscribe