Three men face sentences for having sex with minor


TAIPEI–Three men from Taoyuan County were indicted by the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office yesterday for engaging in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

All three face a minimum of 3 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 10 years.

The suspects met the girl through an Internet chat room in which she was offering sexual services, and had sex with her on several occasions for which she was paid.

The girl’s father reported the case to police after checking her computer records to discover that she was providing sexual services.

Even if the sex is by mutual consent, anyone who has sexual relations with a child under the age of 14 automatically faces a sentence of between three and 10 years, police added.