Not-so-sex-friendly Singapore slapped a naughty sex content creator with multiple punishments today.
Titus Low Kaide, 22, was fined S$3,000 (US$2,080) and sentenced to three weeks’ jail for repeatedly uploading obscene photos and videos to online subscription platform OnlyFans despite being ordered not to do so.
Low pleaded guilty to one count of failing to comply with police orders when he was under investigation and another for sending obscene photos and videos via his OnlyFans account.
According to the court, Low started his OnlyFans journey last April and has earned at least US$240,000 (S$345,500) in seven months from more than 1,900 subscribers.
That is until an unidentified person filed a police report against him in September of last year after finding a lewd video of Low on a 12-year-old’s phone. Police later barred Low from using his account but he continued using a secondary account and even regained access to his original one from the platform by claiming he got hacked.
Low continued to feed too-sexy-for-Singaporean-law materials to his subscribers, reportedly regaining access to his account multiple times after the police changed the passwords.
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Low’s lawyer, Kirpal Singh, tried to defend Low by bringing up his troubled childhood, which forced him to “fend for himself”, as well as his diagnosed adjustment disorder.
Kirpal said the platform has a face recognition mechanism to prevent minors from using it and the lewd content found in the 12-year-old’s phone could have been reshared and distributed online without Low knowing.
In response, Deputy Public Prosecutor Thiagesh Sukumaran said Low should have known the risk of his racy content being disseminated, even if it was being shared between consenting adults, and that there is no evidence that his disorder led to what he did.
Kirpal further argued that Low has been keeping a low profile, but a recent uproar about his ice cream parlor and controversies pertaining to his marriage to Malaysian influencer Cheryl Chin would seem to indicate otherwise.
District Judge Brenda Chua said his repeated actions to regain his account shows a blatant disregard for the law.
Low is one of the platform’s top creators in Singapore and has since amassed a huge following on Instagram and YouTube, where he told Coconuts in February that he was going to shift his focus to other channels, and maybe even immigrate.
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