On September 1, Hongkong police revealed that they have arrested a 24-year-old actor for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. The age of consent in Hongkong is 16.
According to the police, the girl had met the man online and he took her to a Tsim Sha Tsui hotel in mid-August for sex.
It was later reported that the actor's surname is Chan and had “recently appeared in a drama series”.
As the full name of the actor was not disclosed, netizens took it upon themselves to guess the man's identity based on what was reported.
They quickly narrowed it down to three actors: TVB's Rio Chan, who starred in Come Home Love: Lo and Behold, TVB newcomer Darryl Chan, who was last seen in Battle of the Seven Sisters, and newbie Hugo Chan.