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Former CCTV presenter charged with hoarding 'extreme porn'

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 February, 2013, 7:09pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 9:49am

A former CCTV presenter was found guilty by a British court last week for owning more than 800 “extreme” pornographic videos, London-based tabloid The Sun reported last Tuesday.

Sen Luo, 40, was charged with two counts of possessing extreme pornography after police found 800 videos on his laptop and hard-drives.  

London police said some of the videos reportedly included footage of women and animals being tortured. According to BBC news, police stumbled across the case accidentally “during an unrelated fraud inquiry”.

Luo claimed the collection was being used as “research material” for a “Sex and the City-style book” he was writing. 

Luo will be sentenced next month and could face jail time of up to three years.

Also known by the name Edward Law, Luo joined CCTV as a presenter on the network’s BizChina show in 2003 after a career in corporate finance. His CCTV blog was last updated in July 2003.

According to CCTV’s website, Luo was born in London and worked for several financial firms including Prudential and Standard Chartered. He was posted to Hong Kong during the Asian financial crisis.

He left China for the United Kingdom in 2008 and settled in Dover, Kent.
 

 

 

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