A 47 year old man by the name of Koo Yong Bian was given 10 months of imprisonment today (10 Feb) for engaging in ‘intimate’ acts with an underaged girl who is still in Secondary school by offering money.
He had met her on an online dating site known as ‘Sugarbook’ and he pleaded guilty in court to a count of having commercial ‘short time’ with a minor under the age of 18.
Koo, who was married at the time, made friends with the 15 year old girl on the Sugarbook site in December 2020.
The both of them communicated via Telegram as Koo had wanted to keep their relationship under wraps and did not want his wife to find out.
After chatting for a few days, Koo made her the offer of $300 for a ‘short time’ of three hours to which she consented to.
Koo then proceeded with the hotel reservations, booking a room at Hotel Boss along Jalan Sultan on 9 December 2020.
He met her at the lobby of the hotel on that very afternoon and went up to the room with her for their ‘short time’ without finding out her actual age.
He left after they were done with their ‘short time’.
Arrested on 14 April 2021
Koo was subsequently arrested for his actions on 14 April 2021 and it is not clear as to who reported him or provided the information and evidence leading to his arrest.
He mitigated his case through his defense lawyer stating that he had a long record of doing community work and if he was kept away from his wife for too long, it would impact her health physically and mentally.
Koo also mentioned that his wife was currently suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
He could have been given jail time of up to seven years or fined or both for his offence of having commercial ‘short time’ with a minor.
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