Police say video showing men having sex on MTR was filmed years agoLocal | 17 Jan 2021 7:06 pm
Police said a video showing two men having sex on MTR should be filmed years ago, but it went viral after it was uploaded to the internet this week.
Both the duo and the video uploader face criminal liabilities, police warned.
In the 45-second long clip circulating on Twitter, two naked men were seen having sex and masturbating in an empty train carriage on the Tung Chung line. No passenger was seen in the clip and some clothes were strewn on the seats.
Both men’s faces were obscured by emoticons in the video and could not be seen. The Twitter account that uploaded the video has also shut down after the video went viral.
The police said it received a report from the MTR company last Friday and the case is now being followed by the crime unit from the Kwai Tsing police district.
According to a preliminary investigation, officers believed the video was filmed between 2017 and 2019, and was uploaded online on January 12 this year.
Police said it also noticed other videos and photos online showing a man taking a selfie while masturbating in a train carriage on the South Island Line and another man exposing his body at the Shau Kei Wan station.
The men involved in the videos are on suspicion of outraging public decency and indecent exposure, the police said. They added that the person who uploaded the video is also suspected of publication of obscene and indecent articles.
No one has been arrested so far, but the police said the investigation is still ongoing and arrests could be made later.
Police warned that a person who indecently exposes any part of his body in a public place without lawful authority or excuse shall be guilty of an offense and could be fined HK$1,000 and jailed for 6 months.
Publication of obscene articles is subject to a maximum penalty of HK$1 million fine and imprisonment for three years, police said.
An MTR spokesman said the company did not know the source of the video and when it was filmed. He added that MTR stations did not record such an incident or receive any report from passengers.
The spokesman stressed that the Tsing Yi operations control center reported the case to the police as soon as the company noticed the video online and the company will provide assistance to the police during the investigation.
The company urged passengers not to engage in indecent, repulsive, and disturbing acts on the train carriages.
According to the MTR by-laws, passengers who or behave in a riotous, disorderly, indecent, or offensive manner could be fined up to HK$5,000.