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Six persons in China face blackmail charge over sex video

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 17:39

Beijing: Six persons were put on trial for secretly recording sex encounters of some senior government officials in southwestern China to blackmail them, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Investigators found the group of six lured officials in Chongqing city into having sex with women and secretly recorded their encounters in order to blackmail them.

Xiao Ye, Xu Sheqing, Yan Peng, Wang Jianjun, Zhao Hongxia and Tan Linling were also charged with extortion, said a statement issued by the Yubei District People`s Procuratorate in Chongqing.

In January, 10 government officials and heads of state-owned enterprises in Chongqing were sacked for their involvement in a sex videos.
Lei Zhengfu, ex-Communist Party secretary of Chongqing`s Beibei District, was found to have appeared in a sex video that was posted online last November and was subsequently removed from his official post.
Prosecutors had said Lei would face corruption charges at a later date, state-run Xinhua news agency said.


First Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 17:38
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