Sex Laws

Anti-porn arrests hit offshore website

Mainland police have detained more than 2,100 suspects in the biggest crackdown against pornography in terms of the number of arrests, Beijing municipal police said yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 7:50pm

Civil servant guilty over child porn

A civil servant was found to have more than 2,500 pornographic pictures and video clips of children on a computer at his home.

Choy Ka-leung, 35, yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Professor of porn reveals naked truth of web sex

In real life, Katrien Jacobs is a media professor at Chinese University. Online, she was 'Lizzy Kinsey - scholarly sex machine', with her personal details, including a self-snapped shot of herself naked, on Adult Friend Finder, one of the world's largest social networks for casual sex.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ai Weiwei photographs in 'pornography' probe

Artist-activist Ai Weiwei says he is being investigated by police over a series of alleged 'pornographic' photographs posted on the internet more than a year ago.

His assistant who took the photos, Zhao Zhao, said he was quizzed by officers for several hours on Thursday. 'They asked if I took the photographs and I said yes,' Zhao said.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

18 months for lecturer who possessed 'small library' of child porn

A former art and design lecturer at Polytechnic University was jailed for 18 months yesterday for possessing a 'small library' of child pornography.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Retiree jailed for child porn

A 62-year-old man was jailed for 20 months for storing more than 12,000 items of child pornography on his home computer. Sun Tsun-yen, a retired businessman, had pleaded guilty in the District Court to possession of child porn. Principal Judge Stanley Chan Kwong-chi said Sun's crime was serious because consumers were the driving force behind the child porn market.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Hard times for Tokyo's 'soft culture'

Shintaro Ishihara, the governor of Tokyo, is a skilled politician who is used to getting his own way.

He is also a known admirer and promoter of Japan's 'soft culture' - from Hello Kitty through Pokemon, Sailor Moon and any number of other animated characters dreamed up by publishers and movie-makers.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Man gets 11 years for sex with children

An unemployed man, 43, who admitted having sex with his girlfriend's children, was jailed for 11 years and three months. He pleaded guilty at the Court of First Instance last month to two counts of non-consensual buggery and three of having unlawful sexual intercourse with the children who were aged 13 and 15 at the time.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Oral sex with daughter brings 6 years' jail

A man was jailed for six years yesterday for inducing his daughter to perform oral sex on him, and asking her to recruit two friends to do so for money. The unemployed man, 51, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to eight counts of indecent conduct towards a child under 16, and one of indecent assault.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Penalties provided for prostitution

People who travel to Hong Kong as visitors and work as prostitutes may be guilty of an offence of breach of condition of stay under Section 41 of the Immigration Ordinance which provides for a fine of HK$50,000 and a period of imprisonment of up to two years.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Man accused of multiple sex offences

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

New guildelines for child porn on internet and texts

The criminal threshold for those who spread child pornography over the internet and in phone text messages has been lowered, mainland authorities announced yesterday.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Businessman cleared of indecent conduct

The managing director of an investment company, Allen Chan Zoony-yee, 60, was acquitted in Eastern Court of indecent conduct towards a child under the age of 16. He was accused of asking a 15-year-old boy whether he wanted his private parts scratched in a Hong Kong Country Club steam room in February.

22 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

No amount of spin can sell a poor policy

The findings of a mainland survey on the controversial Green Dam-Youth Escort software appear impressive. Only 5 per cent of respondents opposed installing it on their computers to protect them from internet pornography. An overwhelming vote of confidence, it might be thought, in the government's plan to make the software compulsory for all new computers.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Indecent photos lead to service order

A man who took hundreds of photos up women's skirts was yesterday ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. Chan Yung, 39, admitted committing acts outraging public decency and was sentenced before Acting Principal Magistrate Amanda Woodcock in Kwun Tong Court.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am