A couple from China's southwestern Guizhou Province has been on the most
wanted list for allegedly forcing teenage girls to provide sexual services,
state media reported on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Public Security has issued Class-A warrants for the arrest of
Chi Yao, 25, and Zhao Qingmei, 28, who are suspected of ¡¯organizing and forcing
teenage students from primary and middle schools to work as prostitutes in the
regions of Liupanshui and Bijie,¡¯ Xinhua News Agency said on its website
Both of them are on the run.
A cash reward of 100,000 yuan (US$13,213) will b given for any information
leading to the arrest of Chi and Zhao.
The report did not provide details on the number of teenage girls manipulated
by the couple and how they managed to organize the illegal business.
Guizhou is one of the most impoverished provinces in China and its Gross
Domestic Product per capita stood at only 4,893 yuan (US$646) in 2005, compared
to 26,134 yuan (US$3,453) in Guangdong Province.