Unable to afford the services of sex workers, a man pretended to be an agent for rich “sugar daddies” and duped at least 11 women into having sex with him so that he could purportedly “test them out”.
When two of the victims tried to sever ties with him, De Beers Wong Tian Jun threatened to disseminate their nude pictures.
He also told the pair that to stop him from doing so, they had to have sex with him again.
Wong, now 39, pleaded guilty in a district court yesterday to 10 charges, including multiple counts of cheating.
Twenty-six other charges will be considered during sentencing.
In 2015, after realising that he could not afford services of sex workers, Wong hatched a plan to create a post on online classifieds website Locanto, asking for paid escorts to supposedly provide sexual services to “sugar daddies” in exchange for cash.
At least 11 women aged between 18 and 24 responded to his advertisement between April 2015 and January 2016.
Wong lied to them, claiming that he had clients who could pay them each between S$8,000 (RM24,485) and S$20,000 (RM61,210) a month for their services.
Deputy public prosecutors said Wong also told them that in order to successfully secure a sugar daddy arrangement with these clients, they had to send their nude photographs to him, have photographs taken of them in the nude or have sex with him, which he filmed on some occasions.
“The accused further deceived the victims that these acts were necessary so that the victims could be ‘evaluated’ by his clients to assess their suitability for the ‘sugar daddy’ arrangement, ” they said.
One of the victims, a 24-year-old woman, met Wong at a Hotel 81 branch on Oct 18,2015, and he snapped her topless pictures.
The pair then had unprotected sexual intercourse.
The woman started having anxiety attacks following this incident.
She begged Wong to delete her photographs on Jan 30,2016.
However, he told her he would do so only if she agreed to “provide sexual services to him”.
When she told him that she was doing him a “favour” by not going to the police, Wong said he had passed the photos to his friends.
The woman lodged a police report on Feb 3,2016.
The court heard that Wong also targeted at least 10 more women. — The Straits Times/ANN