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

A Chinese court has sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison for rape.

Local time on Friday, the court said the man, also known as Wu Yifan, raped three women from November to December 2020.

Wu was sentenced to 11 years and six months for a rape in 2020, and one year and 10 months for the “crime of gathering a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity” in 2018.

The former member of the South Korean boy band EXO is immediately deported from the country after serving his sentence.

“Wu Yifan took advantage of three drunk women… in his home,” the court said on its official WeChat account.

According to the statement, a Canadian diplomat was in court to hear the sentencing.

The 32-year-old was arrested last July after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly accused him of inducing her and other girls, some of them under the age of 18, to have sex with him.

Wu denied the allegation.

In China, rape is punishable by three to ten years’ imprisonment, although in exceptional cases more severe penalties, including the death penalty, are possible.

Wu’s second charge carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

He grew up in Guangzhou in China and in Vancouver, British Columbia.

AP/Reuters

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