A Hong Kong man fleeing child sex convictions in the UK is set to be extradited after he was arrested in a dramatic “honey trap” sting facilitated by British newspaper the Daily Mail two months ago.

Joseph Tsang Kit-yee’s defence lawyer raised no objection to the extradition order at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts in a hearing on Monday.

Tsang makes faces to reporters from a police van. Photo: Apple Daily.

Tsang was captured by police in Hong Kong in September after his friends lured him out of hiding with the help of the British tabloid.

Tsang’s friends had promised to set him up with a teenage girl, the newspaper reported. When he showed up at a restaurant, police arrested him.

The 31-year-old took a flight from London to Hong Kong in August disguised as his sister and using her passport, before his second trial on child sex offences was due to start.

Tsang, who has dual British and Hong Kong citizenship, was later sentenced in his absence to 15 years in prison for raping two teenage girls and taking indecent pictures of children.

On his way back to the detention centre following the court session on Monday, Tsang made faces at reporters taking pictures of him, Apple Daily said.

Another extradition hearing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

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Vivienne Zeng

Vivienne Zeng is a journalist from China with three years' experience covering Hong Kong and mainland affairs. She has an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Her work has been featured on outlets such as Al Jazeera+ and MSNBC.