Last week, it was reported that a 24-year-old Hong Kong actor had been arrested for having sex with a minor – a 14-year-old girl to be exact. The only clues that were revealed is that the actor’s surname is Chan and has recently starred in a drama series.
For the uninitiated, the age of consent in Hong Kong is 16. The police shared that the high school girl and the public figure had conversed online before meeting in person at a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel to hookup around mid-August.
While the actor’s identity and full name weren’t disclosed, netizens decided to carry out some investigative work to narrow down the list of suspects based on the clues given. 3 Hong Kong actors came out at the top of the list that went viral online. They are:
- Rio Chan (陳銳峰) – appeared on “Come Home Love: Lo and Behold”
- Darryl Chan (陳戩浩) – appeared on “Battle of the Seven Sisters”
- Hugo Chan
However, all 3 male suspects have come forth to deny having “illegal sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16”. The trio have all taken to their respective Instagram accounts to rubbish the allegations and insist that they don’t fit the profile.
While Rio wrote that he’s already 26 (“Thank you for helping me clarify, but I am actually 26 years old”), Darryl clarified that he’s only 23 this year. Meanwhile, 25-year-old Hugo stated that he would “never (have sex with) a 14-year-old”.
TVB has also issued a statement that none of their Hong Kong stars are involved in the scandal, saying, “Our station is aware of the case which involves [having sex with] an underage girl. In the description, the suspect was said to be a male artiste from TVB. We’d like to clarify that the person involved is not one of our artistes.”