ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese man who kept six "sex slaves" in his basement prison, forced the women into prostitution and to feature in porno videos posted on the Internet to make money, police investigators said Saturday, a day after the case was exposed and shocked the nation.
Li Hao, the 34-year-old married suspect who has a son, told police investigators in Luoyang, central Henan Province, that he dug the basement two years ago wanting to enter the lucrative business of running porno websites.
Six girls were forced against their will into the basement, where Li repeatedly raped them and forced them to perform porn shows and prostitution, police said.
Two girls who fought back were tortured, and eventually killed, police added. Their bodies were found on September 3 when police raided the basement on a tip off from relatives of one of Li's "sex slaves" who managed to escape.
Police freed three other girls and arrested Li.
The horrific nature of the case has shocked the nation, prompting local authorities to launch an overhaul of entertainment venues -- beauty parlors, karaoke halls, saunas, and Internet cafes, while boosting an "online cleansing" campaign to crack down on porn websites.
Chinese city police chief apologizes over "sex slave" case
ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The police chief of a central Chinese city on Saturday made a public apology for failing to detect earlier the secret dungeon where a man kept young women as "sex slaves" for almost two years and murdered two of them.
Guo Congbin, director of the public security bureau of Luoyang in Henan Province, told a police meeting with the media present that the case showed that community safety patrols were weak and police officers had lost their sense of responsibility. Full story
"Slaves" detained in probe
BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- Police have detained four women who were allegedly kept as sex slaves in a secret dungeon.
The women, aged 16 to 24, were discovered imprisoned in a cellar underneath an old residential community early this month. Detectives also found the bodies of two other women in a shallow grave. Full story