Swiss man 'tricked' into sex with under-age Singaporean prostitute

Swiss expatriate Juerg Buergin. Photo: AFP

Juerg Buergin, 41, is contesting charges filed against him and 50 other local and foreign men accused of paying for sex with the 17-year-old call girl in 2010 and 2011, a case involving prominent figures that caused a scandal in Singapore.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 4:27am

Turning tricks

Heidi Fleiss slides into the red leather banquette and orders a fruit smoothie, aware that most heads in the restaurant turned when she walked in. A waiter, looking slightly star-struck, hovers nearby, repeatedly asking if she needs anything else.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Sex and slavery in sin city

Sitting in a nightclub near the Macau ferry terminal, Lucy reaches for a cigarette, lighting up with shaking hands. Sex would make her much more comfortable than a chat, she says, looking nervously at the door.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

New phone tech helps oldest profession

Police are investigating reports that triad-linked pimps are using mobile phones to display a virtual 'photo album' of sex workers to lure potential clients.

The pimps allegedly download images of prostitutes on to colour-screen mobile phones and show the images to customers, something previously only possible on Internet-based pre-view services.

3 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

'You want girls? Come back when the police let them go'

It is 12.30am. This is the seedy side of Hong Kong. But tonight the notorious red-light district of Mongkok is eerily quiet.

Police are raiding brothel after brothel. They have already arrested 47 mainland prostitutes and four pimps.

They are acting on fresh intelligence reports that the pimps are using new and innovative ways to ply the flesh trade.

3 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Drug arrests

Macau police arrested five suspected members of a gang who allegedly specialised in selling marijuana to pimps and prostitutes.

1 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Mainland prostitutes held

FIVE mainland prostitutes smuggled by boat across the border were arrested inside two flats in Fa Yuen Street, West Kowloon. Four alleged pimps were also arrested.

27 Jun 1999 - 12:00am