A court in Luding county, Sichuan province sentenced a man to four years in prison after he raped his girlfriend’s mother as a way to get revenge for her disapproval of his relationship with her daughter.
The 30-year-old man surnamed Li had been dating his girlfriend Huang for many years and the couple lived together for four years. The two had a daughter together and planned on getting married, but never did at the request of Huang’s mother, Zhang, who strongly opposed the relationship. Because of this, Li held a grudge against Zhang.
In April of last year, Zhang went to Li’s house to take care of the couple’s child. Late that night, Li told Zhang that he needed her help moving tires, and led her to an old building, where he tied her up with optical fiber wire and threatened her with a knife.
That’s when Li started beating and binding the woman before he eventually raped her. Shaken, Zhang waited until the next day to call police with the support of her family members, and Li was captured soon after.
By Isabel Quan
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