Ex-police superintendent: I had sex with underage prostitute because I was ‘stressed’
Posted by temasektimes on August 22, 2012
Tan paid the girl S$600 for sex at Hotel 81 Bencoolen in December 2010. The girl was seventeen years old then.
In mitigation, Tan’s lawyer Mr Luke Lee said Tan was “facing stress from his work and personal life” and he was suffering from an “adjustment disorder” when he committed the offence.
Mr Lee urged the court to sentence Tan to probation instead of a jail term, taking into consideration Tan’s “long years of public service” as a police superintendent.
Of the forty eight men charged for having sex with the same girl, only two were sentenced so far.
Former principal of Pei Chun Public School Lee Lip Hong was sentenced to nine weeks jail while former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council Howard Shaw was jailed three months for having paid sex with an underage girl. Shaw is now out on bail of S$10,000 pending appeal.