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Son of PLA singer arrested over Beijing gang rape

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 February, 2013, 5:00am

The teenage son of a prominent People's Liberation Army singing artist has been detained as a suspect in a gang rape at a Beijing hotel on Sunday, state media reported on Friday.

Quoting a statement from police in Beijing's Haidian district about the allegation against the son of PLA Art Academy tenor Li Shuangjiang, China Central Television said police had received a report from a woman on Tuesday.

She claimed she had been gang-raped by five men, one of whom was identified by the family name of Li. Police said they detained Li and his alleged accomplices on Wednesday for criminal investigation.

Quoting a police source, China News Service reported that the suspects included 17-year-old Li Guanfeng. It said the five men forced the woman into the Hubei Hotel in Beijing and gang-raped her. It said Li Tianyi , Li Shuangjiang's son, had changed his name to Li Guanfeng in recent months.

Beijing police did not respond to inquiries about whether the Li they had detained was actually Li Tianyi.

Li's 74-year old father has a non-command rank equivalent to major general. Inquiries to the Ministry of National Defence, which deals with military personnel, went unanswered yesterday.

The younger Li was sentenced to a year in a delinquent reformation centre in 2011 after he and another young friend assaulted a couple near his Beijing home.

The assault followed a minor collision between their cars. Li was driving a souped-up BMW and had no licence.



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Typical attitudes of those despicable "new rich Chinese", those people give such a bad image of China. They think because they have money, they have guanxi, they can do whatever pleases them. Those are also the people I meet when biking in Beijing, driving us off the bike lanes and acting like dangerous bullies. It is up to the rest of the (decent) Chinese to do something about it.


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