By Erik Crouch
Image via Radio86
Poor Sen Luo was just trying to write a ‘Chinese Sex and the City-style book.’ Sen wanted the life of a writer: he left his presenter job at CCTV, moved to England, and downloaded ‘800 video images on his laptop and hard-drives showing women being tortured and bestiality.’ It’s the classic story of a writer who finally develops his own voice, and then gets arrested for breaking a 2008 UK act criminalizing the possession of ‘extreme pornographic images.’
Police discovered the “huge stash of ‘disgusting and distressing’ porn” while investigating Sen for unrelated charges of fraud. Sen tried to explain that the videos were just research material for a (really fucked up) novel he was writing, but police (and then two courts) didn’t buy his story.
A member of the City of London Police’s crack team of investigators stated:
“These videos were disgusting and distressing. I viewed around 18 of them and had to have the sound down. They featured oriental women but it is impossible to say how they came to be used for these images.”
Sen could face up to three years in prison for his extreme porn, a sentence that surely comes as terrible news for his readers, who were surely awaiting a Sex and the City homage flush with heinous sex acts.