The founder of a “sugar daddy” dating service was arrested in Malaysia for alleged prostitution — then rearrested hours later after a “sugar baby” claimed she’d been raped on a date, according to reports.
Police first arrested the 34-year-old late Wednesday, a day after his service Sugarbook — which bills itself as “where romance meets finance” — was barred from running on Malaysia’s internet networks.
They did not identify him, but he was widely reported to be Darren Chan, whose social media profile confirms he is Sugarbook’s founder and CEO.
The initial arrest centered on alleged prostitution on the site, which openly bragged about getting thousands of university students to sign up as “sugar babies” for their “fully loaded” rich men.
Chan was released after a hearing at Shah Alam Court on Thursday — only to be rearrested the same night to help with the investigation of a woman who claimed she’d been raped in Feb. 2019, The Straits