Chinese official dismissed for scandal after mistress reportedly gave sex video to authorities

Chinese state media say a senior official at a Communist Party school in a northwestern province has been dismissed from his post over a sex scandal.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that Qin Guogang also has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party.

Qin was vice president of a party school in Shaanxi province.

Stills from a video appeared online a week ago purporting to show a naked Qin with a female postgraduate student from the school.

State media reported that the student posted the photos and submitted the hour-long sex video to provincial disciplinary authorities. She said Qin had lied to her about not being married.

Several Chinese officials have recently been caught up in sex scandals.