BEIJING: A Beijing court came up with a peculiar problem when they tried to handle the first-ever case in China about a male raping another. The criminal law has no provisions to punish such behavior.
Consequently, the Chaoyang district people's court in Beijing sentenced the accused, a 42-year old security guard at a sports stadium, for causing "intentional injury" to a 18-year old colleague, who had complained of being raped.
The accused has been awarded one year jail sentenced and ordered to pay 3000 yuan in compensation to the victim. The sentence is somewhat light because Chinese law prescribes a minimum of three years when a man is found to have raped a woman, sources said. But the court awarded a sentence reserved for minor injury.
It took over one and half years for the judiciary to award punishment since the incident occurred in Northeast China's Jilin province in May last year. The police had promptly detained the accused after receiving the complaint. But the judiciary needed time to make up its mind about awarding punishment because it was not possible to classify the behavior of the accused as rape.
"Legislators hadn't thought about the possibility that men could be rape victims or that women can also rape men. The law should be changed to include these possibilities as soon as possible," the local media quoted Hong Daode, a teacher at the China University of Political Science and Law, as saying.
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