An official in Jiangsu’s Work Safety Administration has been arrested after allegations surfaced that the man had carried on an internet relationship with a high school girl, which culminated his taking her to a “remote area” in the province and raping her last Wednesday.
Li Xiaobin, the official, was arrested on Tuesday, and reportedly confessed after being detained by police. China Daily reported the story with an impressive lack of any details whatsoever:
Li Xiaobin, an officer with the work safety administration in Siyang county, is suspected of raping a high school girl after taking her to a remote area on Aug 14. According to an official report, Li confessed to the crime after he was detained by police. […]
Prosecutors approved the arrest on Sunday and said they would be strict in dealing with the case, bearing in mind its negative effects, the report added.
Yes, “its negative effects.” Of course.