(Yicai Global) April 10 -- A non-executive director of China's ZTE has resigned as he is being investigated on suspicion of sexual abuse involving his adopted daughter in a case that includes child pornography.
Bao Yuming quit, the Shenzhen-based telecoms firm said in a statement on its Weibo account today. Jereh Oilfield Services Group, where Bao used to serve as a vice president in charge of legal affairs, has fired the man, the Yantai-based company said in a statement on its WeChat.
The Paper reported on April 8 that Bao's foster child had called the police in April 2019 due to violent abuse that contained forcing the victim to film herself and watch child pornography for four years since she was 14.
The investigation is ongoing and evidence is being collected, Yantai'spublic security bureau in Shandong province said on Weibo yesterday. The case was dropped in April and reopened in October.
Bao, 48, joined ZTE's board in 2018. He has worked as a lawyer, partner, and senior legal advisor in Beijing, Tianjin, New York, and California since 1996, according to public information.
The case will be handled strictly in accordance with the law to protect the legitimate rights and interests of the parties, the bureau added.
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