According to Netease.com, netizens are now undertaking a “human flesh search” for a deputy director general in Wenzhou, after an anonymous net post on a Wenzhou BBS claimed that the official raped a 14-year-old girl earlier this week.
Police reports have also indicated that a minor reported a rape case involving two officials after June 12th to security authorities.
The shocking accusation, posted on June 16th, said “Proof: Wang deputy director general from XX Bureau of XX Town raped a 14-year-old girl who already reported to the police.” It also claimed that the official paid the girl 6,000RMB after.
It asked for netizens’ reactions and legal solutions to manage this incident. At this point, more than 6,000 people have clicked this thread with 86 follow ups of netizens’ posts.
Here are some netizens’ reactions from Netease.com. As with many “officials are scumbag” themed posts, many took the opportunity to rail on the accused:
“Everyone, look after your own daughters, these scumbags can do anything to anyone. They are scumbags.”
“Yes, and then say, ‘the girl lost her hymen herself; therefore the girl is guilty (to incriminate me falsely).’ Or say that the girl is a prostitute. Is that right, dear deputy director?”
“The leaders right now have to be executed by shooting! There are no other ways!”
However, some people think that the underaged girl wanted the money to let the deputy director rape her:
“Two underaged girls went to a hotel late at night with some old men. It is so obvious! I have declined many phones calls to sell their virginities.”
“Obviously, this guy (deputy director) was tricked (to have sex with the little girl). He is guilty but the girl is a prostitute for sure.”
It seems that the internet is ever more quickly becoming the rallying place to air grievances against previously untouchable figures. Most recently, waitress Deng Yujiao was acquitted of her murder (allegedly in self defense) of an official who had tried to sexually assault her – a verdict that many say would have never come about if it weren’t for the outpouring of internet support.
In cases like this, where the facts are more murky (demonstrated by the somewhat divided opinions of the Netease populace), it’s harder to say whether we’ll see a happy ending… or if there is one, for whom it will be for.