Malaysian fined $2,500 for soliciting teen for sex

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A MALAYSIAN man was fined $2,500 yesterday for soliciting sexual services from an underage girl.

Jessie Wong @ Clarence Wong, 39, pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’ Court to paying a pimp in order to have sex with the 17-year-old girl at a house in Kg Jangsak on March 9 of this year. Her name is being withheld to protect her identity.

The defendant, who is currently employed at the Canadian High Commission, has had contact with the pimp in the past where he would liaise with him to obtain sexual services from women.

On the day of the incident, the defendant received a WhatsApp message from the pimp, who is a Thai national, offering the girl for sex.

After agreeing to it, the defendant arrived at the house around 9pm where he proceeded to the room where the girl was, on the understanding that he would engage in sexual intercourse with her.

Not long after, at 9.20pm, police officers from the Anti-Vice and Gambling Suppression Unit raided the house, and everyone involved was arrested.

Presiding Chief Magistrate Muhammed Faisal PDJLD DSP Hj Kefli ordered the defendant to settle the fine that day or risk four months’ imprisonment.

The defendant has no previous convictions.

The Brunei Times