Online Brothels replaces Geylang Pimps

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Subject: Online Brothels replaces Geylang Pimps

Emergence of websites hawking prostitutes raises alarm bells among
counsellors
By Teh Joo Lin

PROSTITUTES have largely retreated from the Geylang streets with daily
anti-vice sweeps, but they are appearing elsewhere - on the Internet.

At least seven websites are openly hawking Thai and Chinese
prostitutes, a sign that pimps are increasingly tapping technology to
sell sleaze beyond the red-light district.

The online brothels trouble counsellors who fear they make it far too
easy for people - especially the young and uninitiated - to pay for
sex.

Dr Carol Balhetchet, director of youth services at the Singapore
Children's Society, said: 'The scary part is prostitution has come to
your doorstep - and it's not just available to adults.'

One website displays photographs of 11 foreign prostitutes in come-
hither poses on the homepage. They have names such as Kiwi, Ice and
Cream, and their biodata and vital statistics are listed below their
pictures.

For example, Kiwi is 24 and 1.68m tall with a 25-inch waist. She is
'already in town'; her services are available at $120 for 90 minutes.

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