Hong Kong Cops Investigating Gay Sex Video Shot on Train

Tuesday January 19, 2021

Hong Kong Cops Investigating Gay Sex Video Shot on Train
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Hong Kong's law enforcement are looking into a video that shows two men engaging in sexual acts on a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train, the South China Morning Post reports.

The 45-second viral video shows the men's clothing "strewn on the seats" while the two men are "having sex and masturbating" in the otherwise-empty train car. The report noted that the men's faces were "digitally obscured by emoticons."

The video went up at Twitter, and was picked up and widely circulated online. The Twitter account where the video was posted quickly went offline, the report said.

A second video seems to show one of the same two men in the same car, this time with other passengers present. Again, the man's face is obscured, though in this shorter, 30-second video, his actions - taking a selfie - are far more innocuous.

MTR officials said that they don't know when the video was made, and said they had not gotten any reports about the men having sex on the train, and added that the control cenrter had "reported the case to police and will assist the investigation."

The police are treating the video as a case of " 'disorderly conduct in a public place' and 'disseminating obscene and indecent articles,' " the South China Morning News said.

Penalties for such infractions can be steep, the newspaper noted, reporting that "passengers who behave in a riotous, disorderly, indecent or offensive manner on the corporation's premises face a maximum fine of HK$5,000 (US$644).

"But under Hong Kong law, offenders convicted of 'outraging public decency' face a maximum seven years' jail."

The article recalled a similar story from 2015, in which "a pair of Baptist University students, aged 18 and 19, were caught by a security guard having sex on the street at a bus stop in Ho Man Tin at around 4am."

The account did not specify the genders of the students involved, but said that they escaped a harsh penalty, being "sentenced to 60 hours of community service and a year's probation."

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