Lin Jiaxiang Sacked, but Cleared of Molestation Charges

Shenzhen official Lin Jiaxiang, who was caught on camera harassing a young girl and then berating her father, has been sacked. From the Guardian:

A high-ranking Chinese official has been sacked for accosting a young girl while drunk, the state media reported yesterday, after an internet storm over his actions.

[...] The transport ministry’s party committee said Lin’s “wild words and behaviour have had an extremely negative impact on society”, according to China Daily.

The girl’s parents told the Beijing News that she was so upset by the incident she refused to go to school unless her mother sat beside her during classes.

Lin has been cleared of child molestation charges, according to China Daily. Xinhua has explained that Lin was merely drunk, and is not a child molester.

November 7, 2008 1:13 PM
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