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Under-age call girl scandal shakes Singapore elite FOCUS 04/29/2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Under-age call girl scandal shakes Singapore elite

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04/29/2012
SINGAPORE — An unfolding scandal over an under-age call girl has shaken Singapore’s political and economic elite after businessmen, civil servants and uniformed officers were charged in the case.

Prostitution is legal in Singapore, but 48 men ranging in age from their early 20s to late 40s have so far been charged under a 2008 law making it a crime to pay for sex with a girl under 18.

Singapore has long been perceived as a conservative, even prudish, city-state but it has a thriving sex industry dating back to its beginnings as a key trading port of the then British empire..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120429com3.html

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