Another 10 men charged for sex with underage escort

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:10 pm 
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SINGAPORE: Ten men have been charged in court with having commercial sex with an underage escort.

They are technicians Dzul Hilmie Ramli, 32, Muhammad Sufyan Misbari, 31, Mohamed Yazid Bashir, 28, driver Babu Suppiah, 32, supervisor Sudirman Yuri, 38, National serviceman Abu Shah Mohamed Abdul Mutalif, 22, bell hop Muhammad Ibrahim, 24, Myanmar national Lu Maw, 33, financial consultant Khoo Yi Xuan, 24, and Alvin Tan Zi Yu, 32, who is unemployed.

Each man faces one charge of paid sex with the social escort.

The girl, who was 16 at the time of the offences, cannot be named due to a gag order. It is understood that she is currently studying. It is an offence under the law to have commercial sex with someone under 18 years old.

Court documents state that the offences allegedly took place between October last year and March this year. The men paid the escort between S$180 and S$400 for her services, which took place in hotels islandwide.

Of the 10, four have indicated that they will be pleading guilty while three have claimed trial.


Each accused can be jailed up to seven years and fined if convicted.


Two other men implicated in the case are expected to be charged as well.


The court heard that one of them, American Payton Scott Velo, 44, attempted suicide on Tuesday. He has been warded at the Institute of Mental Health.


Channel NewsAsia understands that the case was uncovered when the pimp, Malcolm Graham Head, was arrested for robbery along with four accomplices.


The accomplices are Veronica Patricia Rio, 18, Ahmad Habiibul Hakim Assalafi, 19, Nuurul Aliyyah Abdul Talib, 23, and Nur Azilah Ithnin, 21.


Head, 32, was charged in court in March with robbery and vice-related offences.


Head faces 41 charges, 29 of which are for managing a brothel, procuring women for prostitution, and living on their earnings.


The other charges include robbery, causing hurt, traffic and drug offences.


Head has claimed trial. His case will be mentioned on 10 July.

- CNA/fa/jc


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Isn't it easier to catch and charge the young prostitutes involved rather than to keep on catching 50 men? Catch a few young prostitutes and jail them so young girls will know they cannot sell their bodies. Otherwise there will be no end to this as young girls know they cannot be caught at all.

What kind of message are we sending to the young girls?


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ooptimizer wrote:
What kind of message are we sending to the young girls?

That they are minors and not responsible for what they do until they turn 18.


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ooptimizer wrote:
What kind of message are we sending to the young girls?

Yes they should be named and shamed then to protect them. This will embolden other young girls to be prostitute.


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I thought this girl was coerced into prostitution?


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pirate wrote:
ooptimizer wrote:
What kind of message are we sending to the young girls?

That they are minors and not responsible for what they do until they turn 18.


Should forfeit all the earnings, since it is illegal anyway. Donate to a charity of her choice.

The downside is that it will be even harder to catch them since the girls will be less willing to cooperate with the police.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:52 am 
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I am pretty amazed. after what happened to the principal, the entrepreneur, the rich dynasty scion....people still not scared? it's one thing to think with the other head, but when jail is all but certain. I can only say this is really stupid to the point of nth degree.


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I think it is actually quite common. So the previous case is kinda like a drop in the ocean.


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ammonite wrote:
I think it is actually quite common. So the previous case is kinda like a drop in the ocean.


Hate to think you are right but then this happens in other countries where young girls sell their bodies to get branded goods for example (or have I watched one too many dramas?).

It's good they highlight such cases so at least hopefully, men will be deterred from searching out young girls esp for gratification.


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I see from newspaper that this girl is being force. She don't want to do it but they force her by beating her and force her to take drug. :(


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