Son of renowned Chinese tenor detained over suspected gang rape

The son of a famous singer has been detained along with four others for their alleged involvement in a gang rape.

Beijing police refused to disclose the names of the suspects, only saying that five men, including one surnamed Li, were apprehended on Wednesday after a woman accused them of raping her.

Police insiders who requested anonymity said Li is the son of Li Shuangjiang, dean of the music department of the People’s Liberation Army Academy of Arts.

Li Shuangjiang, 74, built his reputation in past decades by singing popular patriotic songs.

Police said the five were detained after the woman reported to the police that she was taken to a hotel and gang raped after drinking with the men in a bar on Sunday.

It is not the first time that junior Li has gotten in trouble.

The 17-year-old and another teenager attacked a couple who allegedly blocked their driveway near the entrance of a residential community in Beijing two years ago. He was later sent to a government correctional facility for one year.


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