Sus­pect ar­rested in child killings

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A sus­pect has been ar­rested and ac­cused of rap­ing and killing chil­dren and teenagers, po­lice said. Yao Changfeng was caught on Satur­day while at­tempt­ing to rape an 11-year-old girl in Yuan­ling county, they said. By com­par­ing his pic­ture with im­ages in a data­base, they said they dis­cov­ered he was sus­pected of killing two chil­dren in 2011, and a 15-year-old girl in 2013. Po­lice said they be­lieve that be­tween 2013 and 2017, Yao raped 10 peo­ple, three of whom were mi­nors. Yao also con­fessed to 42 thefts in­volv­ing more than 17,000 yuan ($2,500), they said.

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