Chinese official involved in sex tape scandal goes on trial

A former Chinese Communist Party official, who has been embroiled in a sex tape scandal, went on trial on Wednesday.

Updated: Jun 19, 2013, 11:25 AM IST

Beijing: A former Chinese Communist Party official, who has been embroiled in a sex tape scandal, went on trial on Wednesday.

The Chongqing No 1 Intermediate People`s Court will hear the case of Lei Zhengfu, former secretary of Chongqing`s Beibei District Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Lei, who also stands accused of accepting bribes, had been dismissed from his post and placed under judicial investigation.

Lei, 55, appeared in a sex tape that was posted online last November. He was subsequently removed from his official post and detained by police on February 1.
In early May, he was also expelled from the CPC.

PTI