Date
22 August 2017
Wang Xin was hiding overseas for 110 days before he was arrested and brought home last week. Photo: Sina.com
Wang Xin was hiding overseas for 110 days before he was arrested and brought home last week. Photo: Sina.com

Tech executive tagged in pornography ring arrested abroad

Wang Xin, general manager of a Shenzhen-based technology firm involved in the online dissemination of pornography, has been arrested after hiding abroad for 110 days, Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday.

The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau had launched an investigation into Shenzhen Nora Technology Ltd.’s online dissemination of pornographic materials and arrested several suspects after receiving a tip-off from the public in April. But Wang was able to flee overseas.

Investigation showed that Wang and his colleagues were able to rapidly broadcast videos through a software they developed in 2010, although the group claimed their business was focused on the technology and not involved in delivering content.

Police, however, found large amounts of pornographic video materials in their system, but the group did nothing to prevent them from being broadcast, the report said. The group also stored the videos for users to browse and download in their servers.

Public security officials then alerted the Interpol for help in looking for Wang. He was arrested by authorities of a foreign nation when he tried to get there on Aug. 7, and was escorted home by officials from China’s Ministry of Public Security the next day.

Wang admitted that he knew the company server had large amounts of pornographic videos, but the group turned a blind eye to the violations in order to make a profit. The case is still under investigation, the report said.

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