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Updated: 06/26/2012 03:37 | By Channel NewsAsia

Taxi driver jailed for paid sex with underage girl

Taxi driver jailed for paid sex with underage girl


Taxi driver jailed for paid sex with underage girl

SINGAPORE: A taxi driver was sentenced to three months’ jail on Monday for having paid sex with an underage girl.

Chong Heng Kow, 53, pleaded guilty to paying the 16—year—old Vietnamese girl $100 for sex at a Geylang hotel last July.

The father of two was introduced to the girl by a couple who ran a prostitution ring.

Seng Swee Meng and his Vietnamese wife Ngo Tien were living off the earnings of underage prostitutes.

Seng was jailed five years in April, while Ngo Tien is at large after leaving Singapore last July.

In Singapore, it is illegal to have paid sex with girls under 18. Chong could have been jailed up to seven years and fined.

— CNA/de

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