Monday February 18, 2013
Teens pay heavy price being prostitutes
Other News & Views
Compiled by WINNIE YEOH, P. ARUNA and A. RAMAN
AT the tender age of 12, Sally was already putting up sexy images of herself on Facebook and inviting men to get her into bed.
Another girl started posting her sexual services on social media sites when she was 13.
Sally and Tina claimed making between RM18,000 and RM20,000 a month, which allowed them to buy expensive clothes and accessories and dining with the rich.
But after four years, their world crumbled and their laughter has now turned to tears after they contracted HIV, the girls confessed in Metro Ahad.
“I loved the attention, even if it was just chatting with them online,” said Sally, now 16, and undergoing traditional treatment and rehabilitation at a welfare home.
Sally said she had had sex not only with local men but also foreigners, including Japanese, Koreans and Europeans, who would pay up to RM2,000.
She had an abortion when she was 15 but it was when she became pregnant again a year later that her family discovered her sexploits.
“My family was crushed. To make things worse, I was diagnosed with syphillis and uterine cancer. I had a miscarriage,” she sobbed.
Tina, now 17, said she felt it was worth it to invest a mere RM2 at a cyber cafe to promote her sexual services on the Net and to reap thousands a month in return.
“I left home and lived with a man I had just met. He would let his friends pay to have sex with me.
“I would get about RM60 from each man and had sex with about 10 different men each day,” said the school dropout, who is also undergoing rehabilitation at a welfare home.
> It was a case of animal lust for a foreigner working in Johor, who was caught sodomising a cow at an estate in Parit Sulong, Batu Pahat, Metro Ahad reported.
Farm owner Sukiman Ab Majid, 54, said he was making the rounds of his cattle stiles when he caught the man, in his 30s, with his pants down with the cow at around 5.30am on Feb 11.
“I was shocked. I thought he was there to seek shelter until I saw the cow's legs tied and the man forcing himself on the animal,” said Sukiman, who caught the intruder and immediately handed him to the police.
It was found later that this was not the first time the foreigner had vented out his bestial lust on animals.
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