Mama to police: “Help, my son is prostituting himself!”

All six men accused of sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy who sold sexual services over the internet have finally been dealt with. A recap of the cases, a discussion of the law, sentences and the phenomenon of ephebophilia. These cases are beginning to set a precedent for age of consent in Singapore. Part 1 and Part 2.

2 Responses to “Mama to police: “Help, my son is prostituting himself!””


  1. 1 Lee Chee Wai 30 September 2009 at 08:07

    It has always been interesting to me how the US and Canada is so much more conservative than Singapore is where “social vices” go – 18 years for the age of consent and 21 years (18 for Canada) for unsupervised alcohol consumption. Yet, the reverse is true where it comes to adult relationships.

  2. 2 MG 1 October 2009 at 12:09

    It could be that the CYPA was used instead of 377A because using 377A could have invited a constitutional challenge which might well have resulted in a finding that 377A is indeed unconstitutional, especially after the recent Indian decision. This would have put both the courts and the AG/Government in an awkward situation. Using the CYPA instead could therefore have saved both parties some embarrassment.


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