This week, China Press broke the news of a local influencer, who apparently has a history of raping young girls by luring them through WeChat conversations. According to the victims, many of them have receipts to proof what had transpired.
Since the news came to light, 2 more girls have come forth to reveal that they too were sexually assaulted by the 19-year-old TikToker 2 years ago, when they were only 14 years old at the time.
One of the victims, nicknamed Ms Lin, revealed that they first met in a store in 2019. After getting her WeChat contact, he self-invited himself to her house and claimed to be her “boyfriend” in front of her family. “He threatened that if I don’t go with him, he’d show up at my doorstep everyday. I’ve even explained to my family that he’s not my boyfriend but he would act as if he was,” Ms Lin said.
Ms Lin even recalled one time when he drove them to a hotel and had unprotected sex there. “I was only 14 then, and he forced me to take the morning after pill to avoid any unwanted pregnancy,” she added. Ms Lin wasn’t the only 14-year-old victim that year.
Ms Chen also experienced something similar when she was around 14-15. The influencer was her high school senior. She told the Chinese publication that she’s still haunted by the sexual assault incident when he pulled her into a toilet and raped her.
Because he was already popular at the time, she didn’t dare speak up, for fear that no one would believe her. Since more girls have come out to share their stories, Ms Chen points out his pattern where he would start a conversation on WeChat before proceeding to make his move by either bringing them to a hotel, or doing it in a toilet or in a car.
Source: China Press.