In an unusual case, an acupuncturist Pham Thi Hong claims she can detect a man's virginity based on a "small red dot" on the back of the ear helped in getting free three convicts of gang raping a 20-year-old woman in 2000.
"Hong discovered the spot on Nguyen Dinh Kien's ear first time he visited her from prision for treatment four years ago. After seeing the spot, Hong later examined his two alleged accomplices and believed all three men are virgins and pleaded their case. Eventually, President Nguyen Minh Triet ordered that the case be re-examined."
"They all had small red spots on the back of their ears," said Hong, 54. "The spots should have disappeared if they had had sex. My many years of experience told me that these men didn't have sex before."