A 15-year-old student who was detained for prostitution here last week was first pimped by her mother.
Last week’s arrest was the third time the girl was found to have prostituted herself. Her 22-year-old stepbrother was also caught for pimping her.
It turned out that the mother, in her 40s, was arrested for approaching customers to have sex with her daughter last year.
The woman was charged under Section 372 of the Penal Code for exploiting a person for purposes of prostitution and is still awaiting trial.
Kota Kinabalu OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Sofi Zakaria said the girl had been placed under the care of the Welfare Department.
ACP Ahmad Sofi said the girl was driven into vice as a means to earn money as she came from a poor and broken family.