23 Nov '11, 7am

China executes man for raping 14 schoolgirls

BEIJING: China has executed a man convicted of luring and then raping 14 young schoolgirls in cars, hotels, karaoke bars and underground car parks, state media reported Wednesday. Chen Weijun was put to death in Zhejiang province's Lishui city on Tuesday, the Beijing News reported, citing an announcement from the eastern city's intermediate court. "In order to fulfil his sexual desire, defendant Chen Weijun targeted young innocent middle-school girls after seducing them with money and violently threatening them," the report quoted a court verdict as saying. "He raped 14 Lishui middle-school girls, including nine children, in cars, karaoke bars, hotels and underground parking lots." The report did not give the victims' ages, but under 14s are legally considered children in China. The Lishui Intermediate Court refused to comment on the case when contacted by AFP. According t...

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