Mum who made teen daugh­ter a hooker charged

The Star Malaysia - - News Nibbles -

LAWAS: The house­wife who sold her own 14-year-old daugh­ter into pros­ti­tu­tion to pay off her debts faces a max­i­mum sen­tence of 15 years in jail if con­victed.

Also fac­ing a sim­i­lar sen­tence is the 45-year-old fe­male owner of a karaoke joint who aided the mother in pros­ti­tut­ing the un­der­age girl.

Both women were brought be­fore mag­is­trate Keli Mareng at the Lawas District Of­fice yes­ter­day.

They were charged un­der the Child Act 2001, read with the Pe­nal Code. No plea was recorded and were al­lowed bail of RM8,000 each.

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