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Two arrested over underage prostitution: CIB

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Two suspects were arrested on July 31 for allegedly having sex with a minor, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said.

The two suspects, surnamed Wu and Sung, were arrested by Taipei and New Taipei authorities, respectively, according to a CIB statement. They are currently under investigation for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.

The CIB said the case came under the spotlight after Taitung police recently found a girl in part of its ongoing efforts to locate reportedly missing teenagers.

The girl later told Taitung police that she recently met two men via a dating app and she had sex with both of them in exchange for money, the CIB said.

Police authorities later identified the two suspects as Wu and Sung and promptly arrested them. The two suspects' smartphones were also confiscated by authorities, the CIB said.

The case has now been referred to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office for further investigation, it noted.

The CIB urged parents to watch over their children, especially teenagers. During summer vacations, when students often feel the need to take up part-time jobs, many can be unsuspectingly lured into illegal activities that promise high pay.

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