Juerg Buergin, a former UBS executive on trial for sex with an underage prostitute in Singapore, sought the services of at least 10 other women whose ages show he wasn’t seeking younger escorts, his lawyer said.
Bloomberg reports that the other women, hired out by the pimp who controlled the underaged prostitute identified through her moniker 'Chantelle', were between 20 and 43 years old, Buergin’s lawyer Selva Naidu said in a Singapore subordinate court Wednesday.
Buergin, who used the name Robert James to communicate with the pimp, is the first of 51 men charged by police for having paid sex with the girl to stand trial.
At least 18 men, including a member of the Shaw family that built an Asian movie production and real estate empire, have been convicted and jailed for as long as 16 weeks after admitting to paying for sex with a minor.
'Apart from Chantelle, Robert James had engaged the services of other escorts', Naidu said in court when he cross-examined the pimp, adding that her online advertisement stated she was 18 and new to the escort trade.
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