The Chinese authorities have debunked a recent online news report detailing the scandalous affairs of a female British tutor in Guangzhou who was caught offering her students sexual rewards should they achieve good grades.
The article originally published on Netease News claimed that the 29-year-old British national works as an English teacher at a secondary school in Guangzhou, and takes up tutoring high school students in her spare time.
While her fees are said to be somewhat expensive, many students enjoy being under her wing because of her bubbly personality and fun lessons. Many parents are said to be more than willing to foot the bill as they approached her to tutor their kids.
However, there was more to this arrangement than meets the eye, something which one of the parents eventually discovered in a haunting manner.
According to the article, a parent of a student was forced to leave their son at home with a part-time caregiver last year as they had to leave town for an extended period of time due to work arrangements. In their absence, the tutor will drop by on certain days to conduct English lessons with their son.
One fine day, the caregiver was told to leave earlier which then led to a scandalous affair between the tutor and her student. To put it simply, they went from learning the adjectives and prepositions to having sex in a random position on the sofa in the living room.
This apparently continued for months until the mother of the student found out about it. Little did they know that there was a hidden home surveillance camera placed in the living room. The mother was left in shock when she saw what her son had been doing with the tutor.
After confronting her son about what she had witnessed, she was appalled to find out that it was the tutor who came up with the idea. It appears that the tutor had struck a deal with her son, where she would offer herself sexually as a reward for achieving good grades.
In the article, it is said that they had done it more than a dozen times within a period of six months.
Fumingly, the parent of the student went to the police. Upon investigation, the police reportedly found that in addition to the said student, five other students were involved in a similar arrangement with the tutor.
Following this, the tutor was expelled from the school, and subsequently returned to her homeland.
The news report went viral, but the police later declared it as fake news
The article on the story became an Internet sensation as it was widely cited and circulated on social media. However, the Chinese authorities later silenced the buzz as they declare it as fake news.
The information office of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau announced on Thursday (25 Feb) that after verifying the news report of the story, the information that was presented is “false”.
The public security agency had also apprehended the publisher of the said news report a day before that (24 Feb). The suspect was a 33-year-old male who goes by the name Ma.
The agency noted that Ma “deliberately fabricated and released false information in order to increase the number of clicks on the article and profit from it”.
It added that Ma has been imposed a penalty of 10 days of administrative detention in accordance to the law.
“Cyberspace is not a place outside the law. Netizens are requested to consciously abide by relevant laws and regulations, and do not spread rumors, believe rumors, or spread rumors, and build a harmonious and clear cyberspace together,” the Chinese authorities cautioned.