A CHINESE model has been sentenced to nine months in jail for impersonating a police officer – after posting photos of her in a sexy cop outfit online.
Wang Xiomeng, 23, was paid £300 to pose as a WPC in a promotional shoot for a detective novel.
In one shot she’s shown siting on a bed and peeling off a pair of tights, wearing a policewoman’s hat, shirt and knickers.
In another the brunette leans forward with her blouse unbuttoned, showing off her impressive cleavage and a black lacy bra.
She landed in trouble when she uploaded them onto micro-blogging site Sina Weibo.
The saucy snaps were shared more than 500 times on the site.
When a handful of users complained, strict government officials ordered the police to arrest wang for falsely impersonating a policewoman.
Wang told a court in Fengtai, Beijing: “The costume was just a prop, I was so ignorant.”
But a judge found her guilty and sentenced her to nine months in jail – suspended for a year.
A Beijing-based model was sentenced earlier this week to nine months in jail for impersonating a police officer after she posted several photos of herself dressed in a revealing police uniform to a social networking site.23-year-old Wang Xiaomeng uploaded a series of suggestive photos that she said were taken as part of a promotional shoot for a detective novel.
In addition to the images, Wang also added a bit of fan fiction to spice things up:
“As a new cop in my hometown, I need to learn the basics. As one of the flowers of the force, I am under pressure. I have to eat and drink with government leaders every day. I am using my flower status to dine with the leaders and win contracts for projects and investments!”
Hundreds of Sina Weibo users commented on the set, with only a handful taking offence to their content. But that was apparently enough for government officials who instructed the police to arrest Wang for impersonation.
“The costume was just a prop, I was so ignorant,” she pleaded in court, but to no avail. Wang was found guilty and sentenced to nine months behind bars.
Happily, Wang won’t actually have to spend any time in jail, as the sentence was subsequently suspended for a year.
Still, many remain unimpressed with how the matter was handled, and have taken to Weibo to say as much.