A death penalty was handed to school teacher Li Jishun for sexually abusing his students.
According to a statement by the Supreme People’s Court, Jishun had abused 26 girls while teaching at a school in the Gansu province.
The girls were said to be aged between 4 and 11 in when the crimes were committed between 2011 and 2012.
Li had raped 21 of his victims and sexually abused the other five in classrooms, dormitories, and the forest surrounding the village near Wushan town.
“The Supreme People’s Court thus believes that it was appropriate for Li Jishun to be executed,” the statement said, noting that the crimes were committed in the space of just one year.