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Court says gang rape convict Li Tianyi dragged girl into hotel, kicked and stripped her
(09-26 11:15)

A Beijing court has convicted the teenage son of two celebrity People’s Liberation Army singers of rape and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.
The trial of 17-year-old Li Tianyi drew close attention from the public to see whether the judicial system would be lenient because of his family ties.
The Haidian Court in northwest Beijing delivered the verdict today. It said Li and four others took a woman they had met in a bar in February to a nearby hotel room, where they beat her and sexually assaulted her.
Other defendants have been sentenced to jail for three to 12 years.
Li is the son of famous Chinese military singer, 74-year-old Li Shuangjiang, who has the rank of general, and his wife Meng Ge, also a renowned military singer.
The Haidian court said Li was a main culprit, noting Li grabbed the victim's arm and dragged her into the hotel and that Li was seen hitting her head and face in an elevator as recorded on surveillance.
It said Li demanded the woman to disrobe and when she refused, slapped her, kicked her and stripped her with another defendant. It said Li was the first to force sex on the victim.
Li had run into legal trouble before the rape conviction. After beating a couple following a collision in 2011, Li was sent to a labor camp in the widely publicized case. –AP/Xinhua
   
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