Popular Chinese Millionaire Executed After R a p i n g 25 Underage Schoolgirls
A 49-year-old Chinese businessman, Zhao Zhiyong, was ex*cuted in the central Chinese province of Henan, on Tuesday, for the r*pe of 25 minors – including 14 under the age of 14 – over a two-year period.
His execution was the latest development in a case involving more than 30 victims – all minors – from four middle schools in Weishi county.
The court found that the former chairman of Tianyuan Flour Products coerced a woman, named Li Na, into finding young girls for him between June 2015 and January 2017. .
Some of the victims in turn went on to recruit more girls for Zhao. The case came to public attention in April 2017, when a police brief, which gave sketchy details of the offences, was leaked online.
Li received a suspended death sentence and her husband, Liu Hongyang – who chauffeured the young girls for prostitution and raped some of them – was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. .
Another man, Zhou Hexin, who also had sex with some of the girls, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.