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China Executes Teacher Who Raped 21 Young Girls

| by Sean Kelly

A former teacher in China was executed for sexually abusing 26 young female students over the course of a year.

Li Jishun reportedly raped 21 of his female students, between the ages of 4 and 11, in his classroom, in dormitories, and in the woods outside of the school. Five other students were sexually abused.

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Jishun, according to China's Supreme People’s Court, sought out victims who were “young and timid.” He was described by the Gansu court as a “grave threat to society.”

“The Supreme People's Court thus believes that it was appropriate for Li Jishun to be executed,” a statement from the court read. 

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Jishun’s execution comes as child sex abuse cases in China continue to experience a significant rise, with more than 7,000 cases between 2012 and 2014.

Sources: Shanghaiist, BBC

Image Source: Pixabay, Shanghaiist