China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape

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BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A Beijing court sentenced Chinese-born Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of crimes including rape.

The court in Beijing’s Chaoyang District said investigations showed that from November to December 2020, the man, also known as Wu Yifan, raped three women.

It also found him guilty of the crime of gathering a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity in July 2018, the court’s official WeChat account said.

The court also said Wu would be deported, although lawyers in China have said deportations typically take place after a defendant serves his sentence.

Whoa what detained in Beijing on July 31 last year after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly accused him of encouraging her and other girls, some of them under 18, to have sex with him.

Officials from the Canadian Embassy in Beijing attended the sentencing, according to state media.

The Canadian embassy did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Sophie Yu and Martin Pollard Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Tony Munroe

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