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Teacher jailed for raping 17-year-old

BEIJING: A Beijing teacher was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison by Haidian District People’s Court for the rape and molestation of a 17-year-old student.

Zou Mingwu, 39, has also been banned from working with minors for five years after his release. It was the first time a Beijing court had issued such an order, according to authorities.

The court heard that Zou forced a high school student to have sex with him several times since March 2016 after being hired as a private tutor.

The victim, who was not identified, gave testimony via video link to protect her identity and help the judge to clarify the facts, according to a court statement.

After hearing the verdict, he said he would appeal the sentence to a higher court. — China Daily/Asia News Network/


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