VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City Investigation Police Agency has released the investigation result on the sex ring involving some actresses, models and beauty queens that was detected in early June 2012.
There are six defendants in the case, including: Tran Quang Mai, 42, from Long An province, residing in District 3, HCM City; Le Quang Tuan Anh or Kevin, 25, from Lam Dong province, residing in Phu Nhuan District, HCM City; Vo Thi My Xuan, 30, from Can Tho City, living in Go Vap District, HCM City, who is former Miss Southern Me Kong 2009; Tran Thi Hoa, 27, or Thien Kim, from Hai Duong Province, a model who was the runner-up in the Miss Shining Beauty 2012 pageant; Nguyen Huu Dat, 47, from Can Tho City, residing in Binh Thanh District, HCM City; and Luong Quoc Huy, 28, from Binh Thuan province, living in District 1, HCM City.
According to the investigation conclusion, on June 2, 2012, at about 5pm and 5.30pm, HCM City police officers checked on two hotels in District 1, HCM City and detected four couples involved in prostitution activity. The four prostitutes were defined as models, actresses or the winners of beauty contests.
After that the HCM City police agency arrested and prosecuted against Quang Mai, My Xuan, Tuan Anh, Dat and Huy who were determined as panders. The police also prosecuted Thien Kim and banned the woman from leaving her residence.
The defendants confessed that on June 2, a man called Mai to “order” a hot, famous model on the Internet with a nickname J.P. The man also “ordered” another girl for his friend. The two sides fixed the price of $2,500 for J.P and VND5 million ($250) for the another girl…
Miss My Xuan also received a phone call from a client, asking for two beautiful models. Xuan charged $3,000 for two models and sent them to hotels to serve the clients.
The police also found out that this ring had mediated for some models and “beauty queens” to work as prostitutes. In 2010, Tran Quang Mai and some others sent a model to a hotel in District 1, HCM City, to serve a client at the price of $7,000. In this affair, Mai earn $1,800 as commission.
In June 2011, Mai asked Tuan Anh to introduce a singer to join a sex tour to Vung Tau, at the price of $2,500. In this business, Mai earned $1,300.
In March 2012, Mai acted as the middleman for model Thien Kim to serve a man at a hotel in District 1 at the cost of $2,500. Another time, Mai introduced a client to My Xuan at the price of $2,200.
From a prostitute to a pander
Most of the models and beauty queens were advertised from $2,500 to tens of thousands of dollars for each sex affair. However, they could receive up to half of that amount. The rest was shared to middlemen like Mai, Tuan Anh, Dat, Huy, etc. In this case, Vo Thi My Xuan and Tran Thi Hoa were identified as both prostitutes and panders.
According to an officer from PC45, after being arrested, My Xuan was completely depressed. Born in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, she had lived there until she finished high school. In 2003, she moved to HCM City to live with her mother in Go Vap District. My Xuan worked as an amateur model before she won the Miss Southern Me Kong 2009 title, a local beauty pageant held in Soc Trang Province.
My Xuan said the income of a model could not afford her make-up and clothes while her colleagues all had big houses, beautiful cars and clothes of world famous brands. To compete with her colleagues, My Xuan sold herself and gradually became a prostitute and then a pander. She said her price increased from several hundreds of USD to several thousands of USD after she won the Miss Southern Mekong 2009 title.
From a prostitute, My Xuan got to know rich people and she gradually became a prostitution mediator. Through her relations in the showbiz, she introduced well-known models, actresses and beauty queens to rich clients.
Thien Kim and Tran Thi Hoa, the runners-up in some local beauty pageants, had similar “careers” like My Xuan, but Thien Kim is defined to be more experience and more professional than My Xuan.
According to investigation, in March 2012, Thien Kiem and Tran Quang Mai introduced My Xuan to a client in Vung Tau with the price of $2,500. In this affair, Thien Kim received $1,000 commission. Also in March 2012, Thien Kim was the middleman for model J.P and a client and earned VND18 million.
A senior officer said that people may find it shocking if they know about the depravation of rich men and the deterioration of some celebrities.
He also added that while tracking the sex ring of Tran Quang Mai, the police have collected information about the prostitution ring that organized overseas sex tours on a large scale. Mai had the profiles of tens of models, actresses and beauty queens. Vietnamese tycoons could hire these girls to serve in their sex tours to any country in the world at the prices of tens of thousands of USD.
Compiled by Mai Lan