Friday, January 27, 2012

Thai Woman fined for assisting brothel operation in Kollupitiya

A Thai woman who pleaded guilty to charges of assisting in the operation of a brothel at R.A. de Mel Mawatha in Kollupitiya was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.50,000 by a Colombo Court yesterday.

The accused Panida Lipt of Thailand was arrested by the Kollupitiya police on August 6, 2011 on charges of having assisted to operate a brothel. The police decoy who carried out the raid had made a payment of Rs.3,000 in order to buy the Thai woman. Several other suspects who were involved in the incident were also taken into custody.

When the case came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, the accused pleaded guilty to the charge and thereby she was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.50,000. The accused had been charged under Section 2 of the Brothel House Ordinance. Meanwhile, the Magistrate further directed the police that the charge sheets be filed against other suspects who were involved in the incident.

source ; dailymirror

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