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Man charged with living off earnings of underage prostitute

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Man charged with living off earnings of underage prostitute

SINGAPORE: A man has been charged with living off the earnings of an underage prostitute.
The accused cannot be named to protect the identity of the 17—year—old girl.
He was alleged to have committed the offence in Geylang between mid—January and mid—March this year.
Under the law, anyone who knowingly lives off the earnings of the prostitution of another person faces a jail term of up to five years and a fine of S$10,000.
In a separate case, a 50—year—old woman has been charged with robbing a 25—year—old woman in a lift in Ang Mo Kio.
Ang Lay Chin allegedly used a knife to rob her victim, Ms Gan Pei Fueng, at about 8.20pm on 29 September.
She was believed to have acted with another man, robbing Ms Gan of S$100 in cash, a mobile phone, as well as jewellery and accessories worth about S$4,500.
Anyone found guilty of robbery by night faces up to 14 years’ in jail.
The additional penalty for being armed during a robbery is up to 12 strokes of the cane. However, as Ang is a woman, she will be spared the cane if convicted.
— CNA/al

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