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Chinese Woman Jailed After Spreading Porn Online

| by John Freund

A Chinese woman was given a four-year prison sentence after authorities say she posted obscene material online.  

Lin, 21, whose screen name is Sherry Gun, was arrested after she posted a video called "Foursome in Chengdu," which went viral online in China. Gun recorded the orgy of her with another woman and two men to draw followers to her live-streaming business, reports the Daily Mail.  

The two-minute video went viral, and the term "foursome in Chengdu" became a top search on some search engines in China.  

Spreading or disseminating pornographic material is illegal in China, so officials from the Mianzhu Public Security Bureau set up a task force to investigate. They found Gun, along with two of the other three participants in the video, and arrested all three of them.  

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According to the police, the trio were all less than 22 years old, and admitted to spreading obscene content online, with each claiming they did it for the money.  

Gun had worked in sales in Chengdu, but found it too hard to earn money, so she quit to become a full-time internet host.  

Police say Gun posted 31 videos, which earned her $10,000. Gun was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $15,000. Her computer and smartphone were also confiscated.  

The People’s Republic of China has banned pornography since its inception in 1949. Punishments can range from a fine and a warning to life in prison, as the creator of China’s largest porn site discovered when he was given that sentence in 2005, reports Slate.

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Sources: Daily Mail, Slate / Photo credit: People's Daily Online via Daily Mail

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