ZHENGZHOU - Police in central China on Wednesday disclosed details in a "sex slave" case, saying Li Hao, the man who held six women as sex slaves in a dungeon for two years and killed two of them, claimed his motive was to make money through webcam prostitution.
The 34-year-old man, who is married and has an eight-month-old son, told police his motive was to make money by forcing the women to strip and chat with customers via webcams.
Li, who worked for Luoyang's technological supervision bureau before being detained on September 6, is accused of killing and burying two of the six women, who he kidnapped from karaoke bars, hair salons and a massage shop, in the dungeon he dug below his basement.
The four women rescued from the dungeon have also been detained for allegedly helping Li torture a woman to death, said the statement.
Li bought the basement in 2008. He started digging in the basement in August 2009. He dug at night and carried away the soil in nylon bags before dawn.