Seazen Chairman Detained by Police for Alleged Sexual Abuse

July 3, 2019
Editor: Sandy Zhu

Shanghai police said on Wednesday that a man surnamed Wang, 57, and a woman, surnamed Zhou, 49, have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl in a hotel.

Local media Xinmin Evening News identified the man as chairman of the board of Seazen – a real estate developer based in Shanghai and listed in both Shanghai and Hong Kong. It reported that the alleged crime happened in a five-star hotel in Shanghai on Saturday, leaving the girl with injuries to her genitals.

The girl, from Shanghai's neighboring Jiangsu province, made a phone call to her mother, who was in Jiangsu, and told her about the incident.

The mother then contacted Shanghai police, Xinmin Evening News reported.

The nine-year-old and another 12-year-old girl were brought to the hotel by Zhou, a friend of the nine-year-old's mother. Zhou told the mother that she took the girl to Shanghai to visit Disneyland, according to the report.

The report said Wang paid Zhou 10,000 yuan ($1,400) in cash after allegedly abusing the girl.

 

(Source: China Daily)

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