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Li Tianyi jailed for 10 years for gang rape

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2013-09-26 10:26

The teenage son of a famous Chinese military singer was sentenced to 10 years for rape on Thursday.

Li Tianyi, 17, raped a woman surnamed Yang in a hotel with four others after getting drunk in a bar on Feb 20, according to Beijing Haidian District People's Court.

The other four received sentences from three years with probation to 12 years in prison.

The convict's father is Li Shuangjiang, a well–known PLA artist, while his mother, Meng Ge, was also a singer with the army.

The case has captured the public's attention since February, while Meng claimed her son was innocent.

Li Tianyi jailed for 10 years for gang rape

Chinese PLA singer Meng Ge, front, wife of PLA singer Li Shuangjiang, arrives at the Beijing Haidian District People's Court for the first-instance verdict of the gang rape charge of her son Li Tianyi in Beijing, Sept 26, 2013.[Photo/icpress]