Buddhist monk admits possessing child pornography in Hong Kong

September 2nd, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Hong Kong, Sep 2 (DPA) A Buddhist monk Tuesday pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography after police raided his monastic quarters following a tip from Interpol.Chow Yee-cheong, 41, had 17 child porn videos and 85 indecent photographs of children on a computer and on discs in his room, Hong Kong’s District Court was told.

At Tuesday’s hearing, Chow, who was arrested in May, admitted one count of possessing child pornography and was warned by the judge that he might face jail for the offence.

Sentencing was adjourned until Sep 16 to allow for psychiatric and background reports on Chow, whose arrest came after Interpol found he was linked to a child porn website.

Hong Kong, a city of 6.7 million, has more than 600 Buddhist and Taoist temples.

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