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Canadian pop singer Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in jail for rape

BEIJING – A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced Chinese-born Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in prison after finding him guilty of rape, among other things.

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

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

An investigation revealed that pop star Kris Wu raped three women from November to December 2020.
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The court also said Wu would be deported, although lawyers in China have said deportations typically take place after a defendant has served their sentence.

Wu was detained in Beijing on July 31 last year after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly accused him of inducing her and other girls, some under the age of 18, to have sex with him.

Officials from the Canadian embassy in Beijing attended the sentencing, state media said.

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

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