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Four women arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter

Four women, aged between 22 and 29, were arrested for offences under the Women’s Charter during an enforcement operation against vice activities on 27 December 2018 along Moonstone Lane, Race Course Road and Middle Road conducted by the Central Police Division.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the women advertised their sexual services online and operated from hotels and apartments, the police stated in an earlier press release on Saturday (29 December).

Source: SPF website.

Investigations against the cases are ongoing.

Under the Women’s Charter, any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000.

The Police stressed that it will spare no effort to clamp down and take tough enforcement action against anyone involved in vice activities, noting that those found engaging in such activities will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

TOC would like to note that prostitution is not illegal in Singapore and questions the need to portray the alleged sex workers captured in SPF's photos as criminals.