Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - Page 1 News List

Man wanted for filming ‘sexcapades’ turns himself in

Staff writer

Justin Lee.

Photo: Taipei Times

Justin Lee (李宗瑞), who is wanted by prosecutors for allegedly raping a woman and filming bedroom trysts with a number of celebrities and models, turned himself in last night.

Accompanied by three lawyers, Lee showed up at the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office at 8:30pm. A woman surnamed Chen (陳), who allegedly assisted Lee while he was on the run, also turned herself in in Taichung, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said they received a call from Lee’s lawyer at around 4pm informing them that his client would turn himself in that evening.

At press time, Lee was still being questioned by prosecutors.

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office on Aug. 1 issued a wanted notice for Lee after discovering that he had vacated his residence and could not be contacted.

Prosecutors began pursuing the case in July last year, when a pair of twin sisters accused Lee of drugging and raping the elder sister and filming the process.

The case has attracted widespread attention after investigators said there could be more than 40 victims, including showbiz performers, models and A-list actresses.

The scandal sparked a media frenzy because Lee is the son of Lee Yueh-tsang (李岳蒼), a board member of Yuanta Financial Holding Co (元大金控). Lee Yueh-tsang on Monday last week resigned from the company, reportedly because of the scandal.

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