A schoolteacher in northern China has been sentenced to death for raping 18 female students over a period of about four years, state press reported on Sunday.
The teacher, identified only by his surname Cheng, was sentenced by a court in Gansu province last week, the Beijing Youth Daily reported.
Cheng’s conviction spanned 70 separate incidents at the middle school in Tongwei county between late 2001 and early 2005, the paper said, apparently after luring them to his dormitory for private tutoring.
“The rape of so many young girls is absolutely vile and the harm to society is extreme,” the daily cited the court as saying in its sentencing.
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