Chris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape in China

Chris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape in China

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A court in Beijing, China handed down the sentence Chinese-Canadian pop star Chris WuAlso known as Wu Yifan, he has been jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of sex crimes including rape, the court said in a post on his official Weibo account.

Wu rose to fame as a popular member Korean-Chinese pop group EXOThen as a solo act after he left the band in 2014.

Beijing’s Chaoyang District People’s Court reported that between November 2020 and December 2020, the singer raped three women at his residence when the women were unable to resist or did not know due to alcohol intoxication; And in July 2018, he, along with others, arranged for two women to engage in “indecent acts” while intoxicated at his residence, the court said.

The court found Wu guilty of two charges – rape and gathering a crowd to indulge in indecent acts – and sentenced him to 11.5 years and 22 months in prison, respectively. According to the Weibo post, the court decided on a fixed term sentence of 13 years.

Wu will be deported after completing his sentence, the court said.

Wu was officially Arrested for rape In August last year, he was first detained by police in the Chinese capital in July 2021, following an online outcry over allegations of sexual assault, which became China’s most high-profile #MeToo case.

Officials from the Canadian embassy in China attended the sentencing, the court post added.

The Canadian embassy in China did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment on Friday.

CNN is also attempting to reach a representative for Wu.

Separately, the Beijing Municipal Tax Service fined Wu RMB 600 million (about $83.8 million) for tax evasion, according to an agency statement released Friday.

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