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97 Persons Arrested For Suspected Involvement In Vice-Related Activities At Ktv Lounge

The Police have arrested 95 women and two men aged between 18 and 45 for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities at a KTV lounge.

On 6 October 2023, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority conducted an enforcement operation in the vicinity of Orchard Road and arrested 95 women and a 20-year-old man at a KTV lounge for allegedly managing a place of assignation under Section 147(1) of the Women’s Charter 1961. Another 31-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement of living wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person, under Section 146(1) of the Women’s Charter 1961. Investigations are ongoing. 

Under the Women’s Charter 1961, any person who keeps, manages or assists in the management of a place of assignation, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both. Where the person is a repeat offender, he will be liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding $150,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years, or both.

Under the same Act, any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of a woman or girl shall be guilty of an offence and shall be punished on conviction with imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $100,000. Where the person is a repeat offender, he shall be liable on conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $150,000. 

The Police will continue to carry out regular enforcement checks on public entertainment and nightlife establishments to suppress criminal activities. Tough enforcement actions will be taken against those involved in criminal activities that threaten public safety, peace and good order of the community. 

 

Photos of the scene 

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PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
07 October 2023 @ 7:01 PM
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