Date
11 December 2017
Police raid a suspected prostitution den at a hotel in Dongguan in February. Photo: Reuters
Police raid a suspected prostitution den at a hotel in Dongguan in February. Photo: Reuters

Crackdown on Dongguan sex trade nets 23 police officers

Prosecutors filed charges against 23 law enforcers for using their positions to shield prostitution rings in Dongguan City, southern China’s Guangdong province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The officers, including He Cheng, head of Zhongtang Public Security sub-bureau, and Deng Jinxiang, head of Huangjiang Public Security sub-bureau, have been prosecuted for providing a “protective umbrella” for the sex trade, the Dongguan Procuratorate announced on Monday.

The government has launched a crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan after a media expose on the rampant sex trade in hotels in the city in February, resulting in the arrest of 3,033 suspects and dismantling of 214 gangs.

Although illegal, prostitution is a booming industry in many cities, particularly in Dongguan which has earned the moniker of “China’s sex capital”, the report said.

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