A promotional event for the launch of a drinks store led to police questioning a 26-year-old woman surnamed Chang (張), the Taichung Police Department said yesterday.
Police said that they questioned Chang and forwarded the case to prosecutors, accusing her of producing, distributing, broadcasting or selling pornography.
Police said she faces charges related to the alleged distribution of indecent photographs on Twitter and using overtly sexual innuendos to promote the store on Monday night. Officers stumbled upon the content during a routine Internet “patrol.”
Photo: Hsu Kuo-chen, Taipei Times
Chang faces a prison sentence of up to two years and up to a NT$90,000 fine if found guilty of contravening Article 235 of the Criminal Code, police said.
The company that owns the franchise said on Facebook that it did not know about the promotional event and it would never ask franchisees to break the law.
The franchisee’s actions had hurt the chain’s credibility and image, it said, adding that it would revoke its right to use the chain’s label, logo and goods.
It would take legal action against the former franchisee for harming the chain’s image, it said.
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