Howard Shaw pleads guilty to having paid sex with underage prostitute
Posted by temasektimes on June 27, 2012
Speaking in court to address issues regarding Shaw’s charge, his lawyer, Mr Harpreet Singh, argued that Shaw had made an “honest and reasonable mistake”.
He said that there was “no pre-meditation nor intention” as the offence was committed “unwittingly”.
Mr Singh called for a non-custodial sentence as Shaw’s case “falls at, or very near, the lowest end of the culpability spectrum”.
48 men have been charged for having sex with the same underage prostitute who was 17 years old at the time of the offence.
One of them, former principal of Pei Chun Public School Lee Lip Hong, had pleaded guilty and sentenced to 9 weeks jail.