A law professor has accused former Executive Deputy Director of the Hunan Police, Tang Zhongyuan, of multiple counts of rape and collecting millions of yuan in bribes and graft. Tang held the high-ranking position in the province’s police force from 2008 until 2011, where his unit was so wildly and offensively corrupt that it puts other piddling power-abusers to shame.
The professor who crafted these charges, Yang Zhizhu, spoke to South China Morning Post about Tang, and SCMP reports:
[Yang], with help from local police, uncovered at least four properties owned by Tang, including a three-storey mansion [above] in his home village in Qidong county, Hengyang. […]
He also accused Tang of raping at least three mistresses, including a woman who relocated to Hong Kong with Tang’s child several years ago. Another local woman was raped in 2009 in Tang’s attempt to make her one of his mistresses, Yang said. […]
He also alleged that that one of Tang’s nephews was caught with at least 2kg of drugs in his car earlier this year, but was released with Tang’s intervention. Yang also accused Tang of covering up the drug abuse of a subordinate who passed out from a drug overdose while studying at the Chinese People’s Public Security University in 2009.
Yang has been working with police to develop a case against Tang, and if even half of the charges can be proved, Tang will likely go away for an extremely long time.
[Image of Tang’s Mansion via South China Morning Post]