Hookers nabbed in sex sting
FAN Huk Man's oneweek career as "Coco'' the Rockhampton sex worker landed her in court yesterday as part of a State-wide prostitution bust.
Fan Huk, 49, was arrested at a Rockhampton hotel by members of the Brisbane-based Prostitution Enforcement Taskforce on Wednesday.
She was one of seven arrested and charged in a State raid on an illegal prostitution syndicate. ? Fan Huk, who hails from Hong Kong, was arrested alongside her 44-year-old driver and security worker Jong Niu Jiang.
The pair yesterday appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court, pleading guilty through an interpreter to knowingly participating in prostitution.
Magistrate Bronwyn Springer fined Jong Niu $500 but held over Fan Huk's matter to today.
The court heard police located Fan Huk when an undercover officer responded to a newspaper advertisement reading "21-year-old beautiful career model, size 8 Coco - in and out.''
In a phone conversation Fan Huk offered the officer "full sexual services'' at a rate of $70 for 20 minutes.
Ten minutes later the officer arrived at the hotel and arrested the pair.
The court heard Fan Huk arrived in Australia from Hong Kong a week ago while Jong Niu had been convicted of the same charge at the Sunshine Coast in February.
In a police interview (conducted through an interpreter) Fan Huk admitted to working as a prostitute but said she did not realise she was doing anything illegal.
Meanwhile, the syndicate's ringleader Jong Ping Liu, 48, was fined $4000 after pleadeding guilty to eight counts of prostitution in a Bundaberg Magistrates Court.
The court heard he was acting as a driver and security person for some women, buying their food and clothing and booking their hotel rooms and flights from interstate.