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"Ex MP In Porn Tapes"

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By Josephine Prasad

SUVA (Pasifik Nius): A prominent local politician, a number of local lawyers, and some local media personalities are among "the main actors" in pornographic video tapes seized from the home of the murdered Red Cross director John Scott, claims the Daily Post newspaper.

The tapes were reportedly seized by police in the cause of their investigations in the double murder which claimed the lives of Scott and his partner, Gregory Scrivener, in Suva on July 1.

Citing an unidentified "police source", the Daily Post reported in a front page story today that the video tapes - viewed by police investigators last week - clearly identified a well-known politician, two radio personalities, journalists and two prominent Suva lawyers in "sexual encounters" at the late couple's Tamavua residence.

"A police source said the group in the tapes appeared to be intoxicated or under some sort of trance," the paper said.

Assistant Police Commissioner Moses Driver neither confirmed nor denied the identity of those implicated in the tapes. However, he said he would not comment on the issue yet.

Driver told the Daily Post he "did not want to sensationalise the case any further", the paper reported.

"We cannot reveal so many things. It is subjudice and prejudices the family members of the deceased and the accused," Driver said.

* Media coverage of the case has stirred controversy and the issue featured on a Radio Australia Pacific Beat programme on July 17.

A Fijian man, Apete Kaisau, has been charged with the murders and is awaiting trial. Earlier news reports had cited political links over the killings because of Scott's humanitarian role assisting the Mahendra Chaudhry Government ministers and MPs while being held hostage by rebel gunmen for 56 days in Parliament.

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