Update: Official Arrested for Raping Female Teacher

Further to yesterday’s post, via ChinaGeeks, about Guizhou police dismissal of a teacher’s reported rape by a local official: Global Times reports that the official concerned has been arrested.

An official from the Bureau of Land and Resources in the town of Ashi, part of the Bijie Prefecture in southwestern Guizhou Province, was arrested on Thursday, two months after he allegedly raped a female teacher, according to the People’s Daily Online.

Wang Zhonggui, 28, the chief of the local Bureau of Land and Resources, is accused of sexually assaulting Zhou Qin, a 26-year-old English teacher from the local junior high school after she became intoxicated.

The case has aroused heated discussion on the Internet for the way in which it was initially handled by local police. When the teacher went to the local police after the incident, the police dismissed the case after investigation by saying that “wearing a condom while having sex does not count as rape.” […]

Zhou was told by Zhong and officials from the bureau that they should settle the case in private as it would be best for both of them.

“I want to clear my daughter’s name through legal procedures,” said Li Xinping, Zhou’s mother.

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