A married traffic police officer in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa who was accused of asking a traffic violator to have sex with him in return for a favor has been given a dishonorable discharge from the public security force.
A source told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday that the provincial Department of Public Security had taken disciplinary measures against Nguyen Canh An, who worked for the traffic police unit of Nha Trang, which is the capital of Khanh Hoa, due to his “serious violations.”
The senior lieutenant was demoted to the rank of junior lieutenant and removed from the public security force.
The married man was accused of sending many text messages to a young woman who violated traffic rules and thus had her driving documents seized on March 22, according to information circulating on Facebook in April.
The traffic cop allegedly suggested they meet at a hotel in Nha Trang for sex. In return, he would pay a fine of VND600,000 (US$26) on N.’s behalf and help get her documents back.
The original Facebook post included several photos showing a man and a woman, apparently An and the woman in question, half-naked in a hotel room.
Following the exposure of his alleged inappropriate behavior, An was suspended from work for one month.
His wife, H.A., told local media that she had obtained sufficient evidence to prove her husband had sexually flirted with the unmarried woman.
A. said that she had caught her husband and the young woman red-handed in the hotel room, and that local police officers who accompanied her had written a report on the case.
She added that she found out about the exchange of sexual text messages between her husband and two other women in Khanh Hoa Province early this year.
The former traffic cop got married in 2015 and has two children.