Chinese Camgirl Arrested, Sentenced To Four Years For Live Streaming Sex

A Chinese camgirl has been sentenced to four years in prison after live streaming sex sessions and sharing adult videos of herself.

Sherry Gun, 21, was arrested for her adult video entitled “Foursome in Chengdu,” which she live streamed in hopes of money and fame. Gun, whose real name is Lin, previously worked as a sales associate in Chengdu, but quit her job to pursue a full-time career as a live streaming camgirl, reports That’s Mag China. Prior to her arrest, Lin managed to rack up 400,000 followers across all her social media accounts and has reported having made 75,000 yuan ($10,830) for 31 adult videos, which are said to be “perverse” and “obscene” in nature.

Line’s live streaming adult chats usually involve her talking and teasing her fans while stripping and performing solo sex acts. According to Chinese Criminal Law, any person who “produces, duplicates, publishes, sells, or disseminates pornographic materials” is subjected to fix-term imprisonment. The usual term is less than three years, but Lin’s case is being deemed as a “serious case.” She was arrested inside her home back in May along with three of her accomplices and she was fined 100,000 yuan ($14,452).

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A 21-year-old Chinese woman has been sentenced to four years after live streaming a foursome on the internet. [Image by ronstik/Shutterstock.com]

In late November, Lin was charged with creating and distributing pornographic material for profit and was sentenced to four years in prison. While many Chinese online services have embraced live streaming, including Weibo, the Chinese government has closely monitored the adult live streaming industry within the country. Adult entertainment has been banned in China since The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949, reports Next Shark. Those found guilty of producing or distributing content are often reprimanded and incarcerated, if found out.

While Lin’s videos were only two minutes in length, the clips quickly gained popularity, with “Foursome in Chengdu” becoming a top search term on Chinese search engines. Lin admitted to participating in the foursome scene in the viral video in an effort to attract more followers. The short video features two women and two men engaging in explicit sexual acts together, according to Resonate. Lin was one of the women who was recognized as a Chinese camgirl, while another woman was recognized as “Sydney Gun” or “Xue Liqiang.” Local police in Mianzhu city wasted no time discovering the women and investigating the situation, reports Chengdu Business Daily.

Chinese police arrested Lin and her counterparts after she returned from a trip to Dubai on May 4. Officers found that Lin did not come from poverty, as both of her parents were both employed. Police claimed she built her fame out of a “perverse” desire to become a famous camgirl. With over 200 adult live streaming websites, becoming a webcam model or webcam host is more competitive than ever for young women who want to seek fame and make money on the internet. Most camgirls and online hostesses in China make money by seducing their followers into purchasing them virtual gifts such as candy, flowers, clothing, and accessories.

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A Chinese camgirl was recognized for her "obscene" live streaming videos. [Image by Axel Bueckert/Shutterstock.com]

Some camgirls try to keep their shows PG-13, by only stripping, posing provocatively, and performing solo sexual acts in order to attract more followers and money. Back in July, another young woman managed to attract 100,000 followers by dancing seductively next to her toilet before her live streaming session was removed. China has since cracked down on adult content this year, including a ban on camgirls seductively eating bananas.

China’s largest adult site creator was sentenced to live in prison back in 2005. Aside from camgirls making money, the increasing popularity in live streaming also includes people doing random stuff like talking on camera, eating, and playing video games with their online friends. Earlier this month, an amateur model was detained by Shanghai police for pretending to take drugs on his live stream chat session.

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