A teacher in Wuwei county, Anhui province, has been arrested and charged with “acting indecently against a child” after a victim of his abuse came forward. The man had allegedly tried to buy his victims’ silence by offering them a bribe of 1 yuan each time he molested them.
The teacher, surnamed Xu, molested 8 young girls, all aged under 12, for a period of three years until one victim overcame her fear and told her father, who then called the police.
The girl’s father and a number of other parents went to Xu’s house to confront him but, unsurprisingly, the teacher would not let them in. The furious parents smashed a window and left, after which Xu allegedly tried and failed to kill himself by swallowing pesticide.
Wu Xiaoping, head of the Wuwei Education Department, said that the headaster of Shan Shui Jian School, where the abuse took place, would face “severe punishment” for negligence.