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Saturday April 29, 2006
By CHAN LI LEEN
IPOH: It was his 20th birthday but lorry driver Wan Mohd Farhan Khairuddin did not get to blow any candles.
Instead, the son of a policeman was slapped with a RM1,000 fine for having sex with an Indonesian prostitute.
Magistrate Teoh Chin Chong also yesterday ordered Wan Mohd Farhan to spend a month in jail if he failed to pay the fine.
Last month, Wan Mohd Farhan had pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with 23-year-old Kesy Manda and abetting her in promoting prostitution at 4pm on March 3.
According to several lawyers, this was a rare case as in most cases only those soliciting for immoral purposes were brought to court.
On March 3, a team of policemen had raided a hotel in Jalan CM Yusuf. When police arrived, an alarm went off at the hotel to warn those involved in prostitution activities.
While others tried to escape, Wan Mohd Farhan was caught in flagrante delicto with Kesy in a room.
When asked by Teoh why he had sought the services of a prostitute, Wan Mohd Farhan remained silent. He later denied frequenting prostitutes.
At the same court, Teoh sentenced Kesy to four months’ jail from the date of her arrest.
She had on March 9 pleaded guilty to soliciting for the purpose of prostitution at the same time and place.
“It was my second day at work,” she said during mitigation.
Asked who had introduced her to the “job”, Kesy told the court she had found it on her own.
She later admitted to having served two months’ in jail for entering the country without a permit and possession of a fake identity card in 2004.
In an unrelated matter, two women pleaded guilty to soliciting for the purpose of prostitution at Hotel Cowan on Jalan Raja Ekram here at about 3.15pm on April 24.
Hoong Lay Lian, 45, and Wong Poh Hiong, 40, were asked to pay bail of RM2,000 each pending sentencing on June 14.
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