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Taiwanese expat arrested for Belize sex crimes Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:00

Kevin LeeTaiwanese acupuncture practitioner Kevin Lee who has been arrested in Los Angeles charged with offences committed in Belize. (Photo/China Times)


Taiwanese expatriate Kevin Lee was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for alleged cases of sexual assault in Belize which he secretly filmed. The crimes were brought to light after a technician who fixed his computer discovered 600 video clips containing indecent images of well-known socialites and diplomats' wives. Interpol and local police have already started an investigation into the allegations.

Lee is a Chinese medicine and acupuncture practitioner who has been living in Belize for the past two decades. He became a local household name as "Dr Kevin Lee" after he cured a local television station owner's wife.
The technician who found the video clips attempted to blackmail Lee at first, but after the attempt failed, the video was spread online and caused outrage among senior local officials. The victims included female foreign diplomats and their family members, according to China Times.

Taiwan's representative office in Belize has confirmed Lee's arrest but said the Taiwanese national was detained for secretly filming his customers undressing themselves, not for sexual assault. The Belize government said that it will cooperate with the office to prevent the local Taiwanese community from being affected by the case.