Singapore

Student jailed, fined after recruiting two underage girls for sexual exploitation

A Singapore Institute of Management student became the first person to be convicted under the new Prevention of Human Trafficking Act.

Muhammad Khairulanwar Rohmat, now 25, was jailed 75 months and fined $30,000 after recruiting two underage girls for sexual exploitation.

He pleaded guilty on Friday (Feb 19) to three counts of offences under the new Act and one count of sexually penetrating a minor.

He was the first person to be charged and convicted under the Act which came into effect on Mar 1, last year.

Khairulanwar's two victims were only 15 and 16 years old when he committed the offences in March and April last year.

The older girl also became a prostitute for him.

Get the full story in our print edition Feb 20.
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