Date
24 May 2017
A video capturing two students having sex on the street in front of the Poly U student dorm went viral on the internet. Photo: internet
A video capturing two students having sex on the street in front of the Poly U student dorm went viral on the internet. Photo: internet

Mainland students arrested after sex video on Poly U campus

Two mainland students were arrested after they were captured on video having sex in front of a student dorm on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in the early morning of April 1.

A female student of Poly U was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of public indecency, RTHK reported on Friday, citing a spokesperson of the university. She was released on bail.

The spokesperson said the university was shocked and regretful about the incident and will follow its rules in handling the case.

Her partner, a student of Hong Kong Baptist University, was arrested on April 2 and was also granted bail, according to Hong Kong Commercial Daily. He has to report to the police station on April 18.

The video, lasting 1 minute and 37 seconds, went viral on the internet on April Fool’s Day. It shows the couple having sex on the pavement at a bus stop on Fat Kwong Street in Ho Man Tin, just in front of Poly U’s student dorm.

The night before, the woman, a 20-year-old first year student, celebrated her partner’s birthday with friends in a pub in Kowloon Tong, according to media reports.

The 19-year-old man, surnamed Yang, accompanied the woman back to the dorm but they could not enter as the woman missed her key. The two then chatted on the roadside and, apparently intoxicated, had sex there.

Informed of the incident by the university’s security guard, police officers arrived at the campus around 4 p.m. and recorded the couple’s identity information

The man was arrested later while the woman went back to Beijing. She was accompanied by Poly U’s social worker to the police station on Wednesday.

A person found guilty of public indecency can face an imprisonment term of up to seven years, while a violation of the public order ordinance can be meted with a one-year jail term, barrister Albert Luk Wai-hung told Apple Daily.

People who uploaded the video can be fined up to HK$400,000 and jailed for a year.

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