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Chinese-Canadian actor & former K-pop idol Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in jail for rape

A Chinese court in Beijing said investigations showed that from Nov to Dec 2020, Wu raped three women. He was also found guilty of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity.

Kris Wu performs at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in Toronto, Canada | Reuters file photo/Fred Thornhill
Kris Wu performs at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in Toronto, Canada | Reuters file photo/Fred Thornhill

Beijing: A Beijing court on Friday sentenced Chinese-born Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of crimes including rape.

The court in Beijing’s Chaoyang District said investigations showed that from November to December 2020, the man also known as Wu Yifan raped three women.

It also found him guilty of the crime of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity in July 2018, the court’s official WeChat account said.

The court also said Wu would be deported, although lawyers in China have said deportations typically take place after a defendant serves their sentence.

Wu was detained in Beijing on July 31 of last year after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly accused him of inducing her and other girls, some of them under age 18, to have sex with him.

Officials from the Canadian embassy in Beijing attended the sentencing, according to state media.

The Canadian embassy did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

(Reporting by Sophie Yu and Martin PollardEditing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Tony Munroe)

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