General’s Son Detained in Connection with Gang Rape

Li Guanfeng (also known as Li Tianyi), the 17-year-old son of People’s Liberation Army general and renowned singer Li Shuangjiang, has been arrested for involvement in a gang rape. In 2011, the younger Li was arrested after assaulting an elderly couple while illegally driving a BMW. The case generated anger online as netizens expressed resentment over the privileges enjoyed by the so-called “rich second-generation.” From China Radio International:

CCTV cited the Security Bureau of ’s District as saying that Li Guanfeng and four others were taken into custody on Wednesday and held on suspicion of gang raping a woman on February 17.

The woman reported to police on February 19 that she was taken to a hotel and gang raped on February 17 after drinking with Li and others in a bar in Haidian District.

This isn’t the first time that Li had a brush with the law. In September 2011, the 15-year-old was sent to a correctional facility for a one-year confinement after he was found to have physically assaulted a couple and damaged their car in a dispute near a Beijing residential area. He was only released in September 2012.

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