Charles Xue (Xue Manzi) was arrested several days ago in a prostitution sting, and has now admitted his role in several sex parties. More prostitution charges are mounting against the Chinese-American investor/Weibo celebrity, who was formerly a respected liberal voice in China’s internet-intellegencia.
The Global Times reports all of the seedy details:
The famous Chinese-American angel investor was captured last Friday when he was soliciting a prostitute, a 22-year-old woman surnamed Zhang from Huaiyang, Henan Province. […]
Zhang, who is alleged of prostitution, came to Beijing in May this year. The woman said she started to provide Xue sexual services since the beginning of August and the man paid her 1,000 yuan ($163.4) every time.
Xue gave her a 500 yuan raise from her usual price on the day they were caught at Zhang’s temporary residence.
The police also said that since May, Xue has procured at least 10 sex workers. […]
According to sex workers involved in the case, Xue was quite famous among them as he bears distinct physical characteristics and frequently visited prostitutes.
Xue called one pimp, surnamed Ma, and asked her to introduce a girl to him the day before he was detained, but Ma refused, claiming Xue habitually delayed paying.
Xue was disgruntled and went to where Ma lived. Ma was ordered to find four girls then Xue had sex with three of them.
He also admitted that he has a problem with his addiction to soliciting prostitutes.
The US embassy has been mostly quiet about Xue’s arrest, and released a statement saying that they were “aware” of his situation, but refused to comment further due to privacy concerns.