Mainland police give details of Legco candidate's arrest with prostitute Family and supporters of detained Democrat Alex Ho Wai-to vowed yesterday to fight for his release on medical parole, as Guangdong police said they had found him naked in bed with a prostitute. A tearful Lai Fung-sim, Mr Ho's wife, still insisted she believed her husband was innocent and said he urgently needed medicine to treat his hepatitis. Democratic Party member Fred Li Wah-ming, who questioned on Monday night whether the arrest could be a political plot, said yesterday: 'We want him back in Hong Kong as soon as possible. What we will now try to do is to get him medical parole.' They were speaking after meeting Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, who said he was 'concerned' and would follow up the matter, especially if it involved unfair treatment. The arrest of Mr Ho - a Kowloon East election candidate - was disclosed by the Democratic Party on Monday night. Yesterday, Dongguan Public Security Bureau released details of the case, saying Mr Ho had been arrested in the Huiyuan Haiyi Hotel in Humen during a routine anti-vice operation early on Friday, along with a 25-year-old prostitute from Anhui province . It said Mr Ho and the prostitute had been sentenced by the police to six months of re-education through labour and would be kept in Dongguan Dalan Detention Centre until February 1, 2005. 'When police stormed the room, our officers found a man and a woman completely naked in bed. The man was found to be a Hong Kong resident named Ho Wai-to,' bureau spokesman Li Zelin said. Officers also found an opened condom packet, blood-stained tissue paper in the rubbish bin and several unused condoms in Mr Ho's luggage. In a rare press conference, the police spokesman said Mr Ho confessed he had flushed the used condom down the toilet. He said the pair admitted they had illegal sex. He said Mr Ho had met the prostitute in the karaoke parlour of the hotel last Thursday and was found at 5am on Friday during a crackdown on prostitution. Police arrested more than 10 people and raided four hotels in the operation. Mr Li rejected claims that Mr Ho had been arrested in a politically inspired frame-up and had been forced to sign a confession after being beaten and denied food. 'The duration of the sentence is in accordance with our law and it is within the public security bureau's power to sentence prostitutes and their patrons to labour re-education without a court trial.' Mr Ho's wife and son visited him at Dalan Detention Centre yesterday morning. In Hong Kong later, she retreated from her claim Mr Ho had been beaten but said she had '100 per cent trust' in him and still believed he had been framed. Appearing with son Billy and a brother of Mr Ho, and repeatedly breaking down in tears, Ms Lai said she found her husband 'shaken' and 'like a hungry dog' during a visit to him on Monday. 'I am most concerned with his health and want him back to Hong Kong as soon as possible.' She said she tried to send medicine to Mr Ho but it had been rejected by police officers. Last night, the Huiyuan Haiyi Hotel's karaoke parlour was closed.