hanghai has now escalated its war against public transit gropers, sentencing one pervert to six months in jail.
The 34-year-old man, surnamed Wang, sat down beside a female minor on a Line 8 subway train on July 1 and began touching her breast, according to a court in the city’s Jing’an district.
When the girl fled to another seat, Wang followed and continued to grope her.
A short time later, he tried the same thing with another woman. However, she raised the alarm. The man was surrounded by other passengers and caught by police as he tried to escape.
While Wang asked to be given a lenient punishment after fessing up to the crimes, the judge sentenced him to six months in prison. He told Shanghai Daily that the man had also been caught on camera molesting another woman who had not come forward.
Molestation is sadly a fairly common occurrence on crowded Chinese subway trains and buses. In August, the city of Shanghai announced that public transport gropers would now face criminal punishment, rather than just less-severe administrative penalties.