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A pimp who forced a minor into having sex with some 100 clients pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that included living on her earnings.
SINGAPORE: A pimp who forced a minor into having sex with some 100 clients pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that included living on her earnings.
37-year-old Chinese national Tang Huisheng had initially indicated he would claim trial, but pleaded guilty to four charges instead.
The four charges are: bringing the minor into Singapore for prostitution, living on her earnings, harbouring her, and abetting a man to have paid sex with her.
Two other charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing.
The court heard that between May 18 and June 1 this year, Tang collected about S$9,000 from the minor, who is also a Chinese national, in prostitution earnings.
She was 17 at the time of the offences.
The girl had provided sexual services to some 100 clients on about 150 occasions, receiving about S$60 each time.
As she solicited customers, Tang would stand near her in case she needed help.
He also acted as a look-out and helped her solicit customers.
Tang would then use the money he took from the girl to pay for rental and other expenses, as well as gamble at the casino at Marina Bay Sands.
The girl met Tang in Zhuhai, China earlier this year when she sought better work opportunities to help pay off her family's debts.
On one occasion, Tang drugged her and had sex with her while she was still in a stupor.
He repeatedly asked her for sex and would beat her if she did not comply.
Tang later told the girl he would bring her to Singapore to work as a prostitute, as there was more money to be earned there and he would be her pimp.
When the girl refused and begged to go home, Tang locked her up in her room and took her passport, money and mobile phone.
He even threatened to create trouble for her mother as he knew where her home was.
At one point, the girl tried to escape by jumping out of her room on the fifth storey, causing her to injure her back and legs.
But she was caught by Tang.
Tang later promised to allow her to go home if she worked as a prostitute for two months in Singapore.
They arrived in Singapore in May this year and Tang brought her to Geylang, where he liaised with a local pimp to allow her to solicit for customers.
So far, 24 men have been charged with having paid sex with the girl, with 13 already sentenced to between 11 and 12 weeks' jail.
Tang, who has been remanded, will be back in court on October 2.