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Senior lawyer charged with having paid sex with 17 year old Vietnamese prostitute

Posted by temasektimes on June 29, 2012

A senior lawyer who runs his own law firm was charged on Friday with paying an underage Vietnamese girl S$300 for sex.

59-year-old Spencer Gwee Hak Theng was accused of having commercial sex with the 17 year old girl at Four Chain View Hotel at 757 Geylang Road Lorong 39 on 19 July last year.

Gwee, who runs Spencer Gwee & Co at Beach Road, allegedly paid her for sex. If convicted, he can be jailed up to seven years and fined.

It is illegal in Singapore to have paid sex with girls below 18 years of age. 48 men were earlier charged for having sex with the same underage prostitute which caused a stir in Singapore.

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17 Responses to “Senior lawyer charged with having paid sex with 17 year old Vietnamese prostitute”

  1. Ron said

    “can be jailed for seven years” is sensationalizing. Tell me how many underaged sex cases was jailed for even more than a year? If it is rape, violence enough, maybe. But this was consensual paid sex. So, just state that a jail sentence and fine may be meted out. Do not sensationalize.

    The issue is not sex but why is the law being used to protect underaged prostitutes? Is it legal to prostitute when you are underaged? More so lying your age to entice Clients? If the prostitute is also worng, then why is she not charged? Is this selective prosecution?

    I think the men, the prostitute, the pimp and even the hotels should have been charged. Can those hotels rent out rooms to underaged girls and just pretend nothing happened? I presume all hotel guests have to register at the Front Desk. No questions asked?

    The law is being used to target one group of wrondoers but ignoring others. How do we make efforts to avoid such a big scandal again? What is this doing to the image of Singapore?

    • icefire said

      the laws here is focus on FINEs … all our govt care is the money … the jail term is the side dish of the final sentenes …
      bare in mind there is no sins or wrong doing in the eyes of singapore laws cos our ruling party is PAPaya

    • icefire said

      the laws here is focus on FINEs … all our govt care is the money … the jail term is the side dish of the final sentenes …
      bear in mind there is no sins or wrong doing in the eyes of singapore laws cos our ruling party is PAPaya

    • driver1 said

      If I may add….

      If the so-called “underaged” prostitutes’ names are hidden from the public, we can expect more underages to come in to spore knowing that they will be protected under the current stupid law when get caught.

      And if that 48-men case were to drag for 10 years in the court, is the law going to protect that then-17yo girl’s name till she is 28?

  2. Ken Lee said

    “what do you think? ” our gov need your comment! we paid millions to comment!

  3. asef said

    The regime is using these girls as bait to eliminate political opponents.

  4. A G Young said

    If the Law is FAIR, the hotel keeper should also be fined! Why? It provides the place for the action Also the pimp!

  5. Godsila said

    This people dunno. Massage parlour only $100 for extra service. Across border, RM120 give u a full job, parade out to let u choose somemore. Further bangkok, 1800bhat for 2 hours! Or if u have lobang like me, 1600bhat get u a university student.
    Damn stupid lawyer !!!

  6. Tan Big Tan said

    Its a funny world when a man can be jailed for 8 years for having consensual sex with a woman who is 17 years old while the bankers who caused the GFC which destroyed the lives of so many people and wrecked nation’s economies can be rewarded with fat bonuses. Meanwhile the woman running Temasek seems to be doing a fine job losing billions of our dollars… Oh wait!!! let’s f@#k some dude who gets laid instead!!!!

    • +60 said

      simple, she keep plenty of young men in her office, break time she will order them to screw her back front and top

  7. fpc said

    are you sure the other 48 men had sex with the same vietnamese prostitute? I thought it was a Singaporean prostitute.

  8. +60 said

    17 years prostitute, from foreign land, wtf, why charge our men. first how does this pros come to SIN, gahmen official must have brought them here to be baits.
    some 17 years old girl may look like 25 years old, so if our corrupt gahmen can’t tell, why take action on our men.

  9. Jmm Limm said

    If he wins the case … his law firm will immediately gain status … Has he pleaded guilty yet?

  10. Geo said

    Let the next election have enough opposition members to make majority to change the law la

  11. Pantatko said

    Stoopig…go Thailand u can have all kind of girls…u want to screw baby also can n won’t get caught…stoopig

    • Tan Big Tan said

      That’s like saying if you want to eat sashimi must go to Japan or must travel to Russia to eat caviar. Why travel so far to a land where the people are so unscrupulous to sell babies for sex? Anyway Singaporeans got no time to travel.

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