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5 in court accused of organizing prostitution

FIVE people alleged to have organized prostitution via an Internet chat room faced trial yesterday in the Putuo District People's Court.

The court heard the five were among 30 people detained by police in June.

Two principal suspects, Tian Ke and his girlfriend Hou Dan, were accused of the main organizers of the illegal
operation. The three others, including Tian's younger brother, were accused of helping them organize prostitution.

Prosecutors said 27-yearold Tian hired more than 10 women in Chongqing and arranged for them to offer sex
services in Shanghai from August last year.

The court was told he also hired Wei Xi and Li Changmei, a couple from Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province, to advertise online and contact clients at an Internet chat room to make appointments.

Fees for such services ranged from 300 yuan (US$47) to 700 yuan, not including transport fees. Tian and Hou took half the income for themselves and gave 50 yuan to Wei and Li for each successful transaction. The court heard the gang made more than 800,000 yuan.

Shanghai police became suspicious after a woman surnamed Li used hotels or inns 33 times in just 10 days in May, each time in the company of different men.

Police questioned two men whose names were on the hotel registration books with Li. They confessed they
accessed the service using online chat software through which they received adverts for prostitutes.

Ten prostitutes have been given administrative penalties involving small fines.

The court did not announce a verdict yesterday.


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