Discipline inspection department investigates sexting scandal involving government department in C. China’s Hunan Province
Published: Jul 17, 2023 12:08 AM Updated: Jul 17, 2023 12:03 AM
Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

The discipline inspection department for the government bodies under the general office of Hunan Province People’s Government has launched an investigation into a sexting incident in a WeChat group involving a local government department which had stirred heated discussions online, the discipline inspection department said on Sunday. 

According to the discipline inspection department, an employee surnamed Hu from a subordinate government body service center reported to a supervisor in charge of the center on Saturday morning that his WeChat account was stolen by someone else who on Friday night sent indelicacy text messages around 10 pm to three WeChat groups including one group involving several local subordinate government departments, reported on Sunday. 

The discipline inspection department under the general office immediately launched an investigation into the incident. Hu also reported the incident to the police. 

The general office of the local people’s government has vowed to handle the incident according to the investigation results of the public security department and release the investigation results to the public in a timely manner. 

A screenshot of three sensational sexting messages, supposed to be sent by a man to his lover, a married woman, asking her to wait for him at home wearing silk stockings while her husband was away from home, went viral on Saturday. 

According to previous media reports, the WeChat group was set up by a software company that provides technical support to local government departments. WeChat accounts of the members of the WeChat group include employees from local government bodies. 

The account which was involved in the sexting scandal is supposed to be related to the general office of the provincial people’s government. 

Neither the government department nor the software company has so far commented on the incident, according to Benliu News, a news portal in Northwest China’s Gansu Province. 

Global Times