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China Executes Teacher Who Raped 21 Young Girls

| by Sean Kelly
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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.

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