Man who paid boys for sexual services jailed 15 years

Man who paid boys for sexual services jailed 15 years

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-04 13:10

A Land Transport Authority security auditor who befriended teenage boys on Facebook and then paid them for sexual services was jailed 15 years on Wednesday (3 January) after he was assessed to have a high risk of reoffending.

Soffiyan Hamzah, 38, had pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual penetration involving a minor below the age of 16 in December last year. He had seven other counts for similar offences and 68 counts of having commercial sex with a minor under the age of 18 taken into consideration for sentencing.

Another four counts of sexual grooming and three charges under the Films Act, including possessing 453 obscene films, were also taken into consideration for his sentencing.

In total, Soffiyan obtained sexual services from 15 victims aged 14 to 17 between mid-2015 to March 2017. He paid the victims $30 to $100 on each occasion to perform oral sex on them – acts he referred to as “work” – usually at a public toilet at JCube shopping mall.

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