Man ex­e­cuted in China for rape of 26 mi­nors

Asian Journal - - World -

Bei­jing: A man in China’s Gansu prov­ince was ex­e­cuted on Thurs­day for the rape and sex­ual abuse of 26 chil­dren, the Supreme Peo­ple’s Court (SPC) said. Li Jishun, a for­mer pri­mary school teacher, was put to death by the In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court of Tian­shui City af­ter the SPC ap­proved the death penalty, Xin­hua news agency re­ported. Li was found by the SPC to have raped or sex­u­ally abused 26 girls aged 4-11 when he was a teacher from 2011 to 2012. He took ad­van­tage of those who were both child­ish and timid and com­mit­ted his acts in dor­mi­to­ries or class­rooms. Con­sid­er­ing the harm Li caused to the girls con­cerned and the ex­tremely neg­a­tive so­cial im­pact, Li was given the heav­i­est pun­ish­ment, said a judge from the SPC.

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