Vietnam commune official dismissed for underage sex

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The Truong Minh Commune office in Thanh Hoa Province where Hop had sex with a schoolgirl. Photo credit: Lao Dong 
Thanh Hoa Province authorities have dismissed a commune official for having extramarital relations with a high-school girl who delivered his child last August.
Nguyen Van Hop, 33, chairman of the Truong Minh Commune Fatherland Front, the overarching body that manages social organizations, was also dismissed from the commune Party unit.
The girl, identified only as T, complained to local authorities after she delivered, but Hop claimed the baby was not his, the media reported.
Following her complaint, a DNA test was done, and it confirmed that Hop was the father.
Investigations found that following a commune music performance on December 10, 2014, Hop, T and several others had a party and went to a karaoke parlor.
Later Hop took T to a hotel to have sex. He has also reportedly had sex with the 16-year-old girl at the commune office several times.
T delivered on August 27.
T’s father Nguyen Van Cuong said: “After the DNA test, Hop came to admit his wrongdoing and pledged to be responsible for the mother and child.
“He also paid the hospital fees and promised to support the baby until it turns 18.”
T and her family have withdrawn their complaint.

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