Man executed over child rape in E China

Updated: 2011-11-22 19:16


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HANGZHOU - A man in east China's Zhejiang province was executed Tuesday afternoon for raping teenage girls, local authorities said.

Investigators said Chen Weijun, the 42-year-old owner of a karaoke bar in the city of Lishui, raped 14 female students from a local junior high school from the second half of 2007 to February 2009.

Chen was sentenced to death for the offenses by the Intermediate People's Court of Lishui on September 22, 2009. He appealed to the Higher People's Court of Zhejiang, which decided to uphold the original verdict on December 22, 2010.