Ex-police superintendent jailed twelve weeks for having paid sex with underage prostitute
Posted by temasektimes on August 27, 2012
The 39 year old who was in the police force for 14 years, was one of the 48 men charged for having paid sex with the same girl whose identity is kept confidential though she is already 19 years of age.
The court learnt that Tan saw the girl’s services online and contacted her pimp Tan Boon Thiew who then arranged the meeting for him. He paid the girl S$600 for sex at Hotel 81 Bencoolen in December 2010. The girl was seventeen years old then.
In his sentencing, District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt said that Tan, who did not verify the girl’s age, “should have known better.”
Under Singapore law, it is illegal to have paid sex with a girl below 18 years of age.
Tan is the third man to be sentenced after former principal of Pei Chun Public School Lee Lip Hong who had served a six week jail sentence and former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council Howard Shaw who was jailed three months for having paid sex with an underage girl. Shaw is now out on bail of S$10,000 pending an appeal.