A Shanghai taxi driver has been jailed 18 months by the Xuhui District People’s Court for attempting to rape an (intoxicated) British expatriate.
According to Shanghai Daily:
Prosecutors said the convict, Qiao Genming, 52, picked up the foreign woman, named Emily, in front of a bar on Fuxing Road W. in the wee hours of March 13. A bar employee told Qiao to drop Emily off at the crossroad of Changshu Road and Huashan Road but he didn’t.
“An evil thought suddenly occurred to me when I saw the foreign woman was severely drunk and fell unconscious on the back seat,” Qiao told the court.
Qiao parked the car in a dark area on Julu Road, where he sexually assaulted Emily for about five minutes and ejaculated before raping her.
Qiao said he had asked Emily to help him masturbate but the woman refused. He later dropped the victim off at Changle Road and fled, the court heard.