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Chinese language-Canadian star Kris Wu given 13 years in Beijing jail on varied fees


A Chinese language court docket on Friday sentenced Chinese language-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail on fees together with rape.

Beijing’s Chaoyang District Courtroom stated Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 yr and 10 months for the “crime of assembling a crowd to interact in sexual promiscuity” in a 2018 occasion through which he and others allegedly assaulted two girls that they had gotten drunk.

The court docket stated the three victims within the rape case had additionally been drunk and had been unable to consent.

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It stated a mixed 13-year sentence was agreed on and Wu could be instantly deported after serving his time.

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“Based on the information the character, circumstances and dangerous penalties of the crime, the court docket made the above judgment,” the court docket stated in a web-based assertion.

A Canadian diplomat was in court docket to listen to the sentencing, it stated.

Kris Wu arrives on the purple carpet on the iHeartRadio MMVAs in Toronto on Aug. 26, 2018.

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Wu was additionally slapped with a effective of 600 million yuan (US$83.7 million) for evading taxes by massively underreporting his earnings from performances, commercials and different sources of earnings.

The June trial of the 32-year-old former member of the South Korean group EXO was closed to the general public to guard the victims’ privateness.

Wu has been detained since August 2021 whereas police performed an investigation in response to feedback on-line that he “repeatedly lured younger girls” to have intercourse, in line with a police assertion at the moment.

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That yr, a young person accused him of getting intercourse together with her whereas she was drunk. Wu, identified in Chinese language as Wu Yifan, denied the accusation.

{The teenager} then stated seven different girls contacted her to say Wu seduced them with guarantees of jobs and different alternatives. She stated some had been underneath 18.

Rape is punishable by three to 10 years in jail, though distinctive circumstances can lead to harsher sentences as much as loss of life. The second cost Wu confronted is punishable by as much as 5 years in jail.

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

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