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Vietnam sex worker gets 2 years for stealing from foreigner

Friday, March 20, 2015, 18:39 GMT+7
Vietnam sex worker gets 2 years for stealing from foreigner

A Vietnam court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison for stealing assets including a luxury wristwatch, a cellphone, and cash from a foreign man after having sex with him in August last year, local media said.

Tran Thi Thuy Trang, 35, a sex worker in Ho Chi Minh City, received the sentence on charges of stealing property at her trial opened by the municipal People’s Court on Thursday.

According to the indictment, Trang often sought potential foreign customers at bars and restaurants in an area covering such streets as Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, and De Tham in Pham Ngu Lao Ward in District 1.

Local residents usually call this area the “Westerner’s zone” or “backpacker area” as it has long been home to a community of foreigners who visit the city.

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